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MIS4200 - Advanced studies in stem cells and regenerative medicine

12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader(s): Professor Graham Jenkin

Offered

Clayton Full year 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit aims to develop analytical abilities and communication skills, as well as provide students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of Regenerative Medicine and Biomedical Science. Students will undertake an oral presentation of a current issue in the Biomedical/Biotechnological/Regenerative Medical field and a written critique of a scientific article. Students will also undertake a component of work within their selected discipline that is unrelated to their specific research component and which involves some level of advanced theoretical training. Candidates may commence at the beginning of either first or second semester.

Objectives

  1. Be able to critically review the scientific literature in their discipline
  2. Show communication skills in both oral and written presentation to both a specialist and a non-specialist scientific audience
  3. Have gained insight into the breadth and diversity of the field of regenerative medicine.

Assessment

Oral presentation of current issue in Biomedicine: 30%
Review of literature on an area of research unrelated to project (2000 words): 40%
Critique of scientific article: 30%

Contact hours

To be advised by Honours co-ordinator

Prerequisites

A Distinction average in 24 points of level 3 PHY, ANT, DEV, GEN, IMM, PHA, MIC or BCH or approved relevant discipline; or 18 points PHY, ANT, DEV, GEN, IMM, PHA or BCH and 6 points in approved relevant discipline.

Co-requisites

MIS4100

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