Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit consists of supervisor-supported identification and reading of the literature relevant to a selected area of biomedical science, development of a critical review of the literature and, where appropriate, a specific set of aims and hypotheses. Students receive formal instruction in the practice of scientific writing and complete formative writing exercises prior to submission of a literature review.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically evaluate current knowledge within a specific area of biomedical science; (2) recognise gaps in the knowledge of a field which could be addressed within a few months of research; (3) appreciate the place of their research topic within the theoretical field and within the methodological spectrum; (4) communicate scientific ideas in written format; and (5) identify key findings and choose relevant information for communication.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) formative writing exercise (project plan) and (2) literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Shane Maloney
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
Contact hours
scheduled meetings with supervisors to plan develop and review the research project and its scientific context; tutorials to formally develop writing skills
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