Available in 2021
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


The Honours Program provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in specialised areas of biomedical science and provides an introduction to research. The courses together comprise a program of approved supervised research. Candidates present a project report in the form of a thesis. The project report is also presented and defended orally. Candidates are required to submit an assignment on an approved topic and to attend seminars.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Carry out original research under supervision of a member of the academic staff;

2. Review of the literature relevant to the research specialty and an area outside the research specialty;

3. Present both written and oral summaries of the research program.


Course content will be determined by agreement of student and supervising member of staff and approval by the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course committee.

Assumed knowledge

Bachelor of Biomedical Science program

Assessment items

Presentation: Oral presentation ¿ final seminar

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

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

There will also be an Honours defence (20min) & Honours Presentation (30min)

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