SCIE5510 Biomedical Science Research in Context—Literature Review
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit consists of supervisor-supported identification and reading of the literature relevant to a selected area of biomedical science, development of a critical review of the literature and, where appropriate, a specific set of aims and hypotheses. Students receive formal instruction in the practice of scientific writing and complete formative writing exercises prior to submission of a literature review.
- Students are able to (1) critically evaluate current knowledge within a specific area of biomedical science; (2) recognise gaps in the knowledge of a field which could be addressed within a few months of research; (3) appreciate the place of their research topic within the theoretical field and within the methodological spectrum; (4) communicate scientific ideas in written format; and (5) identify key findings and choose relevant information for communication.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) formative writing exercise (project plan) and (2) literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Shane Maloney
- Unit rules
- enrolment in Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
- Contact hours
- scheduled meetings with supervisors to plan develop and review the research project and its scientific context; tutorials to formally develop writing skills
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.