This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in biomedical science for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or a comparable degree course.
You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in biomedical science.
There is a wide breadth of biomedical research available in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, providing a high degree of flexibility for you to pursue your honours year in a field of your choice.
Studies can be undertaken within one of the schools of the faculty, including:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Central Clinical School
- Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
- Primary and Allied Health Care
- Public Health and Preventative Medicine.
Studies can also be undertaken with one of the affiliated institutes such as the:
- Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
- Baker IDI
- Hudson Institute of Medical Research.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical skills in a focussed area of biomedical science
- develop, apply, integrate and generate biomedical science knowledge in professional contexts to analyse challenges and to develop effective solutions
- collect, organise, analyse and interpret biomedical science data meaningfully using experimental and computational approaches
- communicate ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats
- work independently to undertake a scientific literature review and work collaboratively to design, develop and implement a research project
- exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.
This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your area of focus within biomedical science. In the research component you will develop research methodologies appropriate to your focus and plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.
This course comprises 48 points including research (36 points) and coursework (12 points):
- BMS4100 Biomedical science research project (36 points)
- BMS4200 Advanced studies in biomedical science (12 points)
Satisfactory completion of this course may provide credit toward a Monash master's by coursework degree and will provide the preparation necessary to undertake a master's by research degree or a doctoral (PhD) degree.