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This subject provides students with an introduction to biomedical research via lectures, workshops and tutorials. It comprises a range of coursework to complement the accompanying research subjects (MEDI40005 and MEDI40013). This subject is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the broader areas of contemporary biomedical science, and to encourage the development of independent thinking and critical analytical skills.
Intended learning outcomes
- To develop an understanding of experimental design, implementation, evaluation and communication of as it relates biomedical research.
- To cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the major disciplines of departmental research.
- To increase students’ knowledge of the experimental approaches and strategies used in different areas of research, and to think of ways that these could be applied to their own research projects.
- To teach students to think critically about the limitations and weaknesses that are associated with virtually all experimental strategies.
- Analysing complex scientific issues
- Identifying critical and essential factors from a large body of information
- Making a constructive critique of a scientific presentation
- Performing written and oral communication skills at a high standard
- Contributing to intellectual discussion
- Generating new ideas for scientific experiments
Last updated: 2 December 2019