Projects in Biomedical Science

Course code HUBS3409Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. 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
Content1. 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
Replacing Course(s)HUBS3201, HUBS3202, HUBS3203, HUBS3301, HUBS3406, HUBS3506, HUBS3507, HUBS3601, NUDI3150, NUDI3160

This course will not impact on courses offered by other Faculties/Schools. Students enrolled in other programs are unable to enrol in a 3000 level 20 unit course outside of their faculty. Hence, only students enrolled in B Biomedical Science will enrol in this course.
TransitionIn 2003 students who fail to complete the existing courses will have the opportunity to repeat the course not completed. The course will be repeated as a directed study in which the student will repeat the content of the course under the supervision of the previous course coordinator or his/her nominee.
From 2005 there will be no transition arrangements.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge equivalent to that gained in Years 1, 2 and HUBS3403, HUBS3404, HUBS3405 and HUBS3204 in Year 3, of B Biomedical Science program
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Literature Review
Project Manuscript
Project Seminar Presentation - Student Assessment and Academic Assessment
Supervisor's Report
Course Learning Objectives 1-10
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS3409