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Biomedicine Research Project Part 1 (MEDI40014)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeMEDI40014
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to provide opportunities for students to gain an understanding in, and extend the practice of biomedical research.

The student will conduct an original research project in a basic or clinical research laboratory under the supervision of a research scientist from the Dept during the period February to November.

The student will be introduced to current literature and techniques in specialised areas.

The research project will form part of a larger project or the basis of an expanded project. In both cases the work may culminate in an original research publication.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To acquire the ability to absorb information, analyse it critically, and integrate it into the current state of knowledge in the field.
  • To develop hypothesis, formulate aims to address the hypotheses, propose experiments and engage in discussion with other scientists.
  • To acquire and gain experience in experimental techniques and statistical analyses.
  • To acquire technical knowledge specific to the research project.
  • To acquire oral and written presentation skills to present original scientific data to an expert audience.
  • To generate a body of original scientific results that will form part of a peer-reviewed, primary research publication.

Generic skills

Students will gain the skills necessary to perform hypothesis driven research.

In a more general sense that students will learn to

  • design a scientific project to address a specific question whilst considering the ethical principles and processes used in biological research;
  • identify the best experimental approaches to address these questions;
  • locate and utilise information available in scientific and medical literature, and ensure an understanding of experimental data in order to construct a rational scientific argument;
  • critically assess, compare and contrast the literature;
  • identify unresolved scientific questions;
  • apply new research techniques to a specific project;
  • enhance their problem solving skills by undertaking methodological approaches to research;
  • establish time management skills and manage the completion of specific tasks;
  • communicate research results in both written and oral form, including the organisation of knowledge and identification of the potential scope of the research project.

Last updated: 10 August 2019