Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

36 points, SCA Band 2, 0.750 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




To be advised



  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)

Alfred Hospital

  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)

Monash Medical Centre

  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)


Students will undertake a supervised research project of a publishable standard. Candidates may commence the Honours year at the beginning of either the first or second semester. Students will research literature relevant to their topic, carry out a research project and present the results of their study in both written and oral form. Information about the research projects is available from the course coordinator and at information sessions held during the second semester of third year.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review the scientific literature that underpins the area of the research project;
  2. Undertake a supervised research project and contribute to project design and management;
  3. Apply appropriate laboratory techniques, research methodologies and data analysis methods to collect, interpret and report research findings;
  4. Effectively present research and findings orally showing a firm grasp of the area;
  5. Analyse research undertaken in the context of the discipline area and report findings in an extended written report.


Assessment will be the submission of a research thesis and thesis review and the presentation of a seminar(s) about the research project and findings.

Workload requirements

To be advised by Honours coordinator

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

To be advised

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


A major sequence in one of the following disciplines:

Biochemistry, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Immunology and human pathology, Immunology and microbiology, Microbiology, Microbiology and molecular biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Students with other majors may be eligible with approval of the Head of School.



BCH4100, BMS4100, DEV4100, IMB4100, MIC4100, PHA4100, PHY4100