Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


This unit comprises modules on advanced research techniques used in the sciences. Students complete four modules relevant to research skills. Module topics include, but are not limited to, (1) data management techniques; (2) geographic information systems; (3) intermediate/advanced statistical skills; (4) data analysis and presentation. Modules are offered according to staff availability. Students gain an understanding of advanced, cutting-edge techniques used in the study of the biological and human sciences. They develop their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative and qualitative analysis.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) describe advanced, cutting edge techniques relevant to biological and human sciences and the application of these techniques and (2) critically evaluate the advantages, power and information that can be gained from advanced techniques as well as realise their limitations.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) module 1—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency; (2) module 2—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency; (3) module 3—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency; and (4) module 4—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant
Unit rules
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
Unit(s) APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2
Advisable prior study
Students are expected to have an undergraduate major in the field of biomedical
or health sciences.
Students without this background should contact the unit coordinator before enrolling.
Contact hours
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.