BMED4003 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit presents and discusses key issues in the implementation of a medical research project. Specific topics include research design and planning, occupational health and safety, statistics, quality control and general logistics.
- Students are able to (1) design a research project based on a clinical question, within a budget and using readily sourced materials; (2) appraise and discuss the main steps in the research process such as hypothesis generation, establishment of aims and objectives, and analysis and interpretation of data; (3) identify and explain the strengths and limitations of different research approaches pertinent to their research project; (4) understand and execute a range of statistical analyses relevant to laboratory based and clinical research, e.g. group mean comparison statistics (parametric and non-parametric), correlation and regression analysis, predictive statistics (sensitivity, odds ratios, relative risk) and contingency tables; and (5) discuss considerations relevant to safety in the laboratory and other occupational health and safety issues.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class assignments; (2) site project-specific training; and (3) research project design and statistics plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the class assignments, site project-specific training, and research project design and statistics plan components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Mathew Martin-Iverson
- Unit rules
better average in a Major in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Genetics, Cancer biology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science, Neuroscience
similar biomedical science discipline appropriate for the field of study within the School of Biomedical Science
- For students enrolled in the Biomedical Science Honours HONS-BIOMS:
BMED4001 Biomedical Science Research Literature Review, BMED4002 Research Communication in Biomedical Sciences
BMED4004 Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale
- Advisable prior study:
- Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science with major in a Biomedical Sciences area
- IMED4407 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis
- Contact hours
- module: 1 x 3-hour online chemistry for researchers module; tutorials: 8 x 1-hour on research design and statistics; various times of contact with site-specific training (eg. PAWES, CPR, GMO training, radiation safety training)
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- 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.