Thesis (Part A)

Course code MEDI4110AUnits 40Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Projects undertaken may include a placement or student research activity within University laboratories or within a clinical setting. Projects may require a wide range of research related activities including laboratory work, database research and analysis, and interviews, questionnaires or surveys. Projects cannot involve the unsupervised application of clinical skills by the student - where the application of clinical skills are required it is customary to involve a clinician as a Supervisor.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe purpose of this course is to develop students' interest and skills in the context of a medical research project. This is done within the framework of one year supervised research that culminates in a written thesis.
ContentA program of supervised research approved by the Head of School, School of Medicine and Public Health. If the research project involves human participants, human tissue or access to personal records, eg medical records, approval must be obtained from the appropriate research ethics committee. If the research project involves animals, approval from the relevant University ethics committee must be sought.

Candidates will present a project report in the form of a thesis. The project is also to be presented and defended orally.
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Thesis - Submission of final draft of entire thesis (including abstract, introductory chapter, study objectives and hypothesis, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references and appendices) to the Program Convenor. The thesis will be marked by two delegated independent assessors.
Presentations - IndividualFinal Oral Presentation - Oral presentation of entire project, including abstract, background, methods, results and discussion, to supervisor/s, two delegated independent oral presentation assessors and other interested parties.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science program.