Honours in Medical Research

An Honours in Medical Research will allow you to gain an appreciation of the philosophy and practicalities of research, and give you the ability to formulate and write a literature review and research proposal in a standard format. You will be capable of reading scientific literature and synthesising critical aspects, as well as experienced in research methodology appropriate to your chosen field of study. This honours specialisation will develop your ability to collect, critically analyse, and interpret data, and encourage you to be creative in approaching problem solving in a scientific manner. Training in Medical Research is most advantageous for careers in medicine, medical and academic research, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, pharmaceutical industry, and medical equipment. It will also provide you with a solid background for any field in which a critical approach to evaluating data is integral.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) have an extended knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Science at both the theoretical and practical
levels; (2) design experiments, interpret data and be skilled at solving scientific problems; (3) think critically and challenge ideas and concepts in the literature; and (4) have effective oral and written communication skills.

Entry requirements: attainment of a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Sciences, or any other relevant major, or equivalent level of achievement from another university.
Students must confirm with a supervisor their willingness and availability to supervise their Honours project 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 nameUnit rules
S1BMED4001Literature Review in Biomedical Sciences
Prerequisites:
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a Biomedical Science major
or
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
or
in a related biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Biomedical Science Honours HONS-BIOMS: BMED4002 Research Communication in Biomedical Science, BMED4003 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis
and
BMED4004 Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale
S1BMED4002Research Communication in Biomedical Sciences
Prerequisites:
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a relevant Biomedical Science major
or
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
or
in a related biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Biomedical Science Honours HONS-BIOMS: BMED4001 Biomedical Science Research Literature Review BMED4003 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis BMED4004 Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale
S1BMED4003Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis
Prerequisites:
65 per cent
or
above in a major in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science, Neuroscience
or
similar Biomedical Science discipline appropriate for the field of study within the School of Biomedical Science
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the HONS-BIOMS: BMED4001 Biomedical Science Research Literature Review, BMED4002 Research Communication in Biomedical Sciences
and
BMED4004 Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale
Incompatibility:
IMED4407 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis
S1BMED4004Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale
Prerequisites:
entry into honours, usually 65 per cent
or
more in majors including Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Genetics, Pharmacology and Biomedical Science
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Biomedical Science Honours HONS-BIOMS: BMED4001 Biomedical Science Research Literature Review, BMED4002 Research Communication in Biomedical Sciences
and
BMED4003 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis.
Incompatibility:
IMED4408 Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale
S2BMED4005Medical Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a relevant Biomedical Science major
or
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
or
in a related biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
Co-requisites:
BMED4006 Medical Research Project Part 2 (formerly Biomedical Sciences Research Project Part 2), BMED4007 Medical Research Project Part 3 (formerly Biomedical Sciences Research Project Part 3)
and
BMED4008 Medical Research Project Part 4 (formerly Biomedical Sciences Research Project Part 4).
S2BMED4006Medical Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a relevant Biomedical Science major
or
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
or
in a related Biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
Co-requisites:
BMED4005 Medical Research Project Part 1, BMED4007 Medical Research Project Part 3
and
BMED4008 Medical Research Project Part 4
S2BMED4007Medical Research Project Part 3
Prerequisites:
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a relevant Biomedical Science major
or
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
or
in a related biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
Co-requisites:
BMED4005 Medical Research Project Part 1, BMED4006 Medical Research Project Part 2
and
BMED4008 Medical Research Project Part 4
S2BMED4008Medical Research Project Part 4
Prerequisites:
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a relevant Biomedical Science major,
or
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
or
in a related Biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
Co-requisites:
BMED4005 Medical Research Project Part 1, BMED4006 Medical Research Project Part 2
and
BMED4007 Medical Research Project Part 3