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Unit Overview


BMED4003 Thesis Part 1 (semester 1, 6 points) and BMED4006 Thesis Part 2 (semester 2, 18 points) are paired thesis units that must be completed to fulfil the requirements of Medical Research Honours (HON-BIOMS). Research training and activity commences in semester 1 and continues until end of semester 2. The preparation and submission of the thesis are the culmination of a year-long project of original research within biomedical sciences.

18 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) write and compile a scientific research thesis consisting of a body of original work appropriately supported, referenced, presented, analysed and discussed; (2) demonstrate familiarity with a range of research approaches and methodologies pertinent to the research topic; (3) analyse and present scientific data and findings to a high standard; and (4) interpret, critically appraise and communicate their own findings and those of others in the research field.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: Thesis. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jeffrey Keelan and Dr Mitali Sarkar-Tyson
Unit rules
BMED4003 Medical Research Design, Protocols and Analysis (ID 1091)
BMED4005 Research Communication in Biomedical Science Part 2
  • 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.