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BMS4200 - Advanced studies in biomedical science

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Ross Young


Clayton Full year 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2007 (Day)


The unit aims to develop analytical abilities and communication skills, as well as provide students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of Biomedical Science.
Students will undertake an oral presentation of a current issue in biomedical science and a written critique of a scientific article. Students will also undertake a component of work within their selected discipline that is unrelated to their specific research component and involves some level of advanced theoretical training. Candidates may commence at the beginning of either first or second semester.


On completion of the Honours year of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, students will:

  1. Be able to critically review the scientific literature in their discipline
  2. Understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
  3. Be proficient in computer-based data acquisition, analysis, presentation, and word processing
  4. Show communication skills in both oral and written presentation to both a specialist and a non-specialist scientific audience
  5. Have the ability to pursue higher studies in selected disciplines of biomedical science
  6. Have gained insight into the breadth and diversity of the biomedical sciences


Oral presentations: 30%
Written critique: 30%
Discipline specific component: 40%


A distinction level average in 24 points at third year level, including at least 12 points in 3rd year BMS units


BMS4100 and must be enrolled in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Science