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BMED4001 Literature Review in Biomedical Sciences

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
Students write a literature review and research plan outlining the principal aims of the study, the prior literature that leads to those aims, and a description of the approaches used to achieve the aims.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) summarise existing work in the field relevant to the planned research; (2) identify gaps in current knowledge and formulate aims addressing the identified gaps; and (3) describe a research plan to address the aims of the project.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: literature review and research proposal of about 4000-6000 words. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Mathew Martin-Iverson
Unit rules
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
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Science with major in a Biomedical Sciences related major
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
scheduled meetings with supervisors: approximately 1 hour per week, in consultation with supervisor; seminars, workshops and independent work: up to 25 hours per week spread over all four honours units
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