BMED4005 Medical Research Project Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students complete a year-long project of original research within biomedical sciences. Depending on the availability of suitable supervisors and research funding, projects available within the unit vary from year to year but typically range from projects focused on the basic and molecular aspects of drug action through to projects involving clinical trials and drug testing in human subjects.
Students are able to (1) write and compile a scientific dissertation in a format appropriate for the discipline; (2) show understanding of scientific methods relevant to their research project; (3) use statistical tools to assess reliability of their findings; (4) obtain, analyse and present original research data; (5) interpret and critically appraise their own and other research data;

; (6) explain the relationship of their findings to other work in the field; and (7) and respond to questions on their dissertation in a manner that shows mastery of the content and some knowledge of related areas..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment. 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
attainment of a weighted average mark of 65 per cent in Level 3 units in a relevant Biomedical Science major
equivalent level of achievement of biomedical science knowledge from another university
in a related biomedical discipline relevant to the student's project of choice and the supervisor's expertise
BMED4006 Biomedical Sciences Research Project part 2, BMED4007 Biomedical Sciences Research Project part 3
BMED4008 Biomedical Sciences Research Project part 4.
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with major in a biomedical sciences area
Contact hours
scheduled meetings with supervisors: approximately 1 hour per week, in consultation with supervisor; independent work: up to 25 hours per week spread over all four research project units
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