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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science

Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBSc(MedBioSci)(Hons)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Course coordinator

Dr Charles Clarke

Description

This course provides a fourth year of advanced study and research training for students who have completed course 3522 Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience).

Objectives

Upon completion of the honours year, students will have knowledge of science across a range of disciplines with a high level of understanding and appreciation in a broad spectrum of areas relating to medical bioscience. Graduates will have the skills to utilise sophisticated equipment, and to effectively communicate, liaise and cooperate with others in a multidisciplinary setting to work within and contribute to a team environment.

Entry requirements

Students who have successfully qualified for course 3522 Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience), or equivalent, with a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level three may apply to enter. These 24 points of studies will normally include at least 18 points of units in the area of study in which they wish to undertake honours. Students who have obtained an average of 65-69 per cent in their main third-year sequence may also be eligible for consideration if they have also obtained an average of at least 65 per cent in their remaining level-three units and the relevant head of school supports their application. Students in science double degrees must have completed at least 144 points of their studies including all core requirements of one of the science degrees before they may apply for entry to honours.

Structure

The specific requirements for the award of a degree with honours is dependant on the field of study but in general will include advanced coursework and specified assessment tasks, a thesis component and seminars/oral presentations.

Requirements

Approved candidates complete the units:

  • SCM4100 Science research project
  • SCM4210 Science project presentation
  • SCM4220 Science honours coursework

These units consist of advanced-level coursework offered as discrete units and a research project completed with supervision by an academic staff member of the School of Science. The research project will culminate in the submission of a dissertation and an oral presentation.

Award(s)

The Honours degree of the Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience)

Honours degree of Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience)