Projects in Biomedical Science


Provides an opportunity for students to study a current field of research in biomedical science in greater depth and to gain the intellectual and professional skills associated with managing, implementing and reporting on a biomedical research project. Students working in pairs will be assigned to research projects supervised by faculty staff. The projects will be conducted in the laboratories/offices of the supervisory staff and each pair of students will organise their timetable with their supervisor. Individual students will be required to prepare a literature review on their area of research and prepare a manuscript on the work completed. In addition, pairs of students will present their work in an end of semester seminar program. Assessment of performance will be based on student ability to critically analyse the literature in their field, to manage and conduct research in an effective manner and on their written and oral communication skills.



  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Give students experience in conducting a specialist biomedical research project under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

2. Allow students the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of a designated biomedical science research project.

3. To enhance problem solving skills

4. To enhance written and verbal communication skills

5. To gain an understanding of how to frame a research question and address it appropriately

6. To enhance the skills required to critically analyse information

7. To enhance self-directed learning skills

8. To enhance a student's ability to work effectively with peers to achieve a positive outcome

9. To gain a deeper knowledge of a particular area of contemporary biomedical science

10. To gain effective time management skills


  1. Knowledge and skills used in contemporary fields of biomedical research including cancer biology, molecular neuroscience, experimental pharmacology, reproductive medicine, human genetics, immunology, microbiology, virology and cell physiology
  2. Practical skills required to address a research question
  3. Time management skills
  4. Problem solving skills
  5. Written and verbal communication skills


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to that gained in Years 1, 2 and HUBS3403, HUBS3404, HUBS3405 and HUBS3204 in Year 3, of B Biomedical Science program

Assessment Items

Literature Review: Literature Review

Presentation: Project Seminar

Written Assignment: Project Manuscript

Project: Supervisors Report

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will be required to undertake a laboratory safety induction in the first few weeks of semester. Project seminar presentations will be held on 1 day at the end of semester