UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Anatomy and Human Biology

Honours in Anatomy and Human Biology is a blend of coursework and research project work designed to introduce you to the world of research. It equips you with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead you into habits of critical thinking, problem analysis and public presentation which would serve in any leadership role. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered in this honours specialisation is suitable preparation for entry into graduate professional courses such as medicine, physiotherapy, audiology, chiropractic, nursing, teaching or forensics, especially for students interested in furthering those fields through research. It also provides a suitable entry-level qualification for careers in reproductive technology, science communication, biomedical research and primatology.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) prepare and present an effective oral presentation to a general scientific audience; (2) write a clear and concise review of topics in the scientific literature—showing some degree of critical appraisal of the literature; (3) rigorously formulate research questions and appropriately design experiment(s) to address them; (4) write and compile a scientific dissertation in a format appropriate for the discipline; (5) demonstrate expertise in scientific methods relevant to their research project; (6) understand and apply statistical analysis techniques; (7) obtain, analyse and present original research data; (8) interpret and critically appraise their own and other research data; (9) explain the relationship of their findings to other work in the field; and (10) respond to questions on their dissertation in a manner that shows mastery of the content and some knowledge of related areas.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Anatomy and Human Biology major.
Students must confirm with a supervisor their willingness and availability to supervise their Honours prior to enrolment.

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (48 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1APHB4001Scientific Communication Part 1Prerequisites: enrolment in Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites: APHB4002 Research Design and Analysis Part 1 and (APHB5514 Honours Dissertation Part 1 or NEUR5514 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 1) and (APHB5515 Honours Dissertation Part 2 or NEUR5515 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 2)
S1APHB4002Research Design and Analysis Part 1Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites: APHB4001 Scientific Communication Part 1 and (APHB5514 Honours Dissertation Part 1 or NEUR5514 Honours Dissertation Part 1) and (APHB5515 Honours Dissertation Part 2 or NEUR5515 Honours Dissertation Part 2)
S2APHB4003Research Design and Analysis Part 2Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites: APHB4008 Scientific Communication Part 2 and [(APHB5516 Honours Dissertation Part 3 and APHB5517 Honours Dissertation Part 4) or (NEUR5516 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 3 and NEUR5517 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 4)]
S1, S2APHB4008Scientific Communication Part 2Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites: (APHB5516 Honours Dissertation Part 3 or NEUR5516 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 3) and (APHB5517 Honours Dissertation Part 4 or NEUR5517 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 4)
S1APHB5514Honours Dissertation Part 1Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites: APHB4001 Scientific Communication Part 1, APHB4002 Research Design and Analysis Part 1 and APHB5515 Honours Dissertation Part 2
Incompatibility: APHB4004 Honours Dissertation Part 1 (pre-2017)
S1APHB5515Honours Dissertation Part 2Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH0004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH0005)
Co-requisites: APHB4001 Scientific Communication Part 1, APHB4002 Research Design and Analysis Part 1 and APHB5514 Honours Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2APHB5516Honours Dissertation Part 3Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (BH005)
Co-requisites: APHB5517 Honours Dissertation Part 4
Incompatibility: APHB4006 Honours Dissertation Part 3
S1, S2APHB5517Honours Dissertation Part 4Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (BH005)
Co-requisites: APHB5516 Honours Dissertation Part 3
Incompatibility: APHB4007 Honours Dissertation Part 4