BMED4002 Research Communication in Biomedical Sciences

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit includes (1) a presentation to staff and students in the School of Biomedical Sciences of the proposal (an in-depth overview of the literature pertaining to students' field of study; an outline of the principal aims of the study and an overview of the approaches used to achieve the aims); (2) laboratory-specific weekly journal club, in which journal articles are critiqued by students and staff in each research group; (3) a poster presentation; and (4) a defence on the research.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate effective oral and written presentation of research rationale, hypotheses, aims, methods, results and interpretations and (2) orally describe and critically appraise published original research papers.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation of proposal; (2) attendance and participation at a weekly journal club; and (3) poster presentation and defence. 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 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
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Science
or
Bachelor of Biomedical Science with major in a Biomedical Sciences area
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
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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