BMS4100 - Biomedical science research project - 2018

36 points, SCA Band 3, 0.750 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Biomedical Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Tim Cole


Associate Professor Tim Cole

Unit guides



  • Full year 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 to First semester 2019 (On-campus)


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


BMS4200 and must be enrolled in course 3418.


Students undertake a supervised research project involving research of a publishable standard which forms the basis of a thesis presented at the end of the year. As part of the unit students present seminars on their research, and are trained in advanced scientific techniques. Students take part in an oral review of the thesis report. Candidates may commence the Honours year at the beginning of either the first or second semester.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  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 able to execute and analyse an appropriate set of studies;
  4. Be proficient in computer-based data acquisition, analysis, presentation, and word processing;
  5. Be able to write up scientific work in a potentially publishable way;
  6. Show communication skills in both oral and written presentation to a scientific audience;
  7. Have acquired a range of technical skills appropriate to their discipline;
  8. Have the capability to perform a variety of scientific procedures and techniques that are essential to the satisfactory completion and reporting of a research project;
  9. Have the ability to pursue higher studies in selected disciplines of biomedical science; and
  10. Have gained insight into the breadth and diversity of the biomedical sciences.


  • Literature review (10%)
  • Seminars (10%)
  • Research report (80%) (Hurdle)

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

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