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MED7011 - Medical Science Research Project A

18 points, SCA Band 3, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Dr Juanita Fernando


Clayton First semester (extended) 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester (extended) 2009 (Day)


Students undertaking this unit will be placed with a research group in a work-based research department or unit of the University to undertake the research project component of the course. Students will have the opportunity to undertake projects in areas that may be clinically or laboratory based and students can select from a wide range of projects. The research project year requires completion of all the elements for a presentation of research project including oral presentations, literature review and thesis.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • frame a research question and outline a research proposal;
  • retrieve, interpret and critically review the scientific literature relevant to their research project;
  • construct a literature review relevant to their research project;
  • employ a variety of scientific procedures and techniques that are essential to the satisfactory completion and reporting of a research project;
  • utilize a range of technical skills appropriate to the discipline relevant to their research project;
  • describe the research methodology for their research project;
collect, manage and analyse data acquired from their research activities;
  • document research findings;
  • effectively communicate in both oral and written presentations to a scientific audience; and
  • discuss ethical requirements relevant to their research project.


Research proposal: 20%
Mid year progress report: 50%
Seminar/ oral presentation: 30%

Contact hours

Average 36 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science


MED7201 Research Methods 1


MED7001, MED7002

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