BMS4200 - Advanced studies in biomedical science - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 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 points at third year level, including at least 12 points in 3rd year BMS units.


BMS4100 and must be enrolled in course 3418.


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. Candidates may commence at the beginning of either first or second semester.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  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. Recognise the breadth of statistical tests and their applicability to common research methodologies;
  4. Apply simple statistical tests.


  • Statistical test (30%)
  • Written critique (30%)
  • Discipline specific component (40%) (Hurdle)

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

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