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MED4101

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Sunway First semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Juanita Fernando

Synopsis

This unit is designed to introduce the principles and practice of research and will teach skills relating to data analysis and communication of scientific ideas in oral presentations and a written thesis. Students will be able to select from a wide range of biomedical project proposals that will enable them to pursue a specific area of interest working with their chosen supervisor.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate the generic attributes of a Monash graduate. The objectives of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science are to:

  1. retrieve, interpret and evaluate information in medical and other research based publications
  2. describe various methodologies in human, public health and biomedical science research
  3. discuss an aspect, issue or problem within a human, public health or biomedical science research field
  4. describe the ethical requirements for research activities in human, public health and biomedical science research
  5. design, frame, conduct and report on a small-scale project in human, public health or biomedical science research

Assessment

Hurdle requirements:
Foundation Skills Workshop (Objectives 2, 4, 5)
Mid-Year Progress Report (Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Summative assessment:
Literature Review 75% (Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1 Oral Presentation 25% (Objectives 1, 2, 3, 5)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Average weekly workload of 36 hours per week comprised of private study (library searches, reading, preparation of presentations and writing research thesis), oral presentations, and practical research activities (eg data collection and collation, laboratory work, data analysis and review).

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science