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Otolaryngology Research Project Part 1 (OTOL40001)

HonoursPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeOTOL40001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students undertake an independent research project in a hearing-related field of science or biomedicine under the close supervision of an academic mentor(s). The project is directed at developing the student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to critically analyse and interpret research findings, and to report on the outcomes in written and verbal form using the appropriate scientific style.

Intended learning outcomes

The honours program in otolaryngology provides students with the experience and skills required to conduct independent research in a hearing-related field of science or biomedicine.

Generic skills

Students will learn to:

• Design and manage a research project
• Critically appraise scientific literature
• Analyse and interpret scientific findings, and place outcomes in the context of the existing literature
• Communicate scientific ideas effectively in both written format and through oral presentation
• Evaluate and synthesize information in a flexible manner
• Conduct research in a scientific laboratory, following standard protocols, operating procedures and safe work practices

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BIOM40001 Introduction To Biomedical Research


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
OTOL40002 Otolaryngology Advanced Coursework
Semester 1

Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across Parts 1 (OTOL40001) and 2 (OTOL40003) of the subject:

Oral presentation of project aims and methods – 10%
Oral presentation of research results – 10%
Written report (thesis) not exceeding 12,000 words – 80%

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorHayden Eastwood
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursThis subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project.
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Subject Coordinator:

    Dr Hayden Timothy Eastwood

    Administrative Coordinator:

    Ms Nora Hanafi

Time commitment details

Students should discuss total time commitment with their supervisor but as a guide, a student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.

Additional delivery details

This subject is delivered in two consecutive parts. Whilst these have separate subject codes, they are considered to be a single continuing subject of 75 credit points. At the end of the first part, students will receive a CNT (Continuing - ongoing) grade. At the completion of the final part students will receive an overall result for the subject.

Information provided on this page applies to both parts of the subject (OTOL40001 and OTOL40003).

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019