Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Associate Prof.Md. EzharulHoqueChowdhury



  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (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 a module of statistics relevant to scientific hypothesis testing and provide 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.


  1. Critically review the scientific literature in their discipline;
  2. Explain the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project;
  3. Assess the breadth of statistical tests and their applicability to common research methodologies;
  4. Identify and synthesize knowledge in specific areas of Biomedical Science other than that related to the assigned research project;
  5. Summarise research findings concisely, clearly and sequentially;
  6. Interpret experimental data with reference to the existing literature;
  7. Integrate theoretical knowledge with practice in a specific area of research;
  8. Evaluate the status of research progress within a particular research field ;
  9. Generate novel ideas to solve an existing problem or answer to an unknown question;
  10. Assess the risks in designing experimental strategies or identify the shortcomings in justifying the results;
  11. Integrate multidisciplinary components in an experimental design.


Statistical test (2 x 1000 words) - 35%
Critical review of a journal paper (2,000 words) - 25%
Discipline specific component - 3 assignments (1,000 words each) & two tutorials (2 hour) - 40%

Workload requirements

The total number of contact hours involving tutorials, presentation, private study and assignment preparationper week will equal 24 hours.

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