Honours in Physiology
Honours in Physiology is a blend of coursework and research project work designed to introduce you to the world of research. It will equip you with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and lead into habits of critical thinking, problem analysis and public presentation which will serve in any leadership role. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered by Honours in Physiology 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. The honours specialisation 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 Physiology major.
Students must confirm with a supervisor their willingness and availability to supervise their Honours prior to enrolment.
Intake periods: Beginning of year only
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2|
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unit name||Unit rules|
|S1||APHB4001||Scientific Communication Part 1|
|S1||APHB4002||Research Design and Analysis Part 1|
|S2||APHB4003||Research Design and Analysis Part 2|
|S2||APHB4008||Scientific Communication Part 2|
|S1||APHB5514||Honours Dissertation Part 1|
|S1||APHB5515||Honours Dissertation Part 2|
|S1, S2||APHB5516||Honours Dissertation Part 3|
|S2||APHB5517||Honours Dissertation Part 4|