HUP3990 - Human pathology in action research project - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Mark Wright


Associate Professor Mark Wright

Unit guides


Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus)


A grade point average of at least 70 in 12 points of study in the discipline area at 3rd year level and a grade point average of at least 70 over 24 points in relevant units at 2nd year level.

Students must demonstrate they have an appropriate project and supervisor.

Permission for enrolment must be obtained from the Head of School or unit convener.


Additional information including application process is available from:


This unit provides high achieving students a structured research project in Human pathology supervised by academic and/or clinical researchers within or associated with, the Central Clinical School. The research project is selected from a list of projects available at the beginning of the semester from the Central Clinical School. Students will learn skills in research design, implementation, data analysis and interpretation. In addition, students will develop skills in scientific communication through written assignments, reports and oral presentations based on their project.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Undertake a research project with regard to ethical and safety regulations;
  2. Demonstrate technical skills in experimental methods and the ability to collect, analyse and interpret data using methods relevant to the discipline of pathology;
  3. Communicate appropriately and effectively with supervisors, laboratory staff and students;
  4. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of experimental procedures, results and outcomes;
  5. Identify relevant published scientific literature and critically analyse and evaluate the content in the context of the discipline of pathology;
  6. Construct written reports.


Two oral reports (preliminary 15 minutes 10% and final 15 minutes 10%): 20%

  • Written report (preliminary 1000 words): 10%
  • Written report (final 5000 words): 50% (Hurdle)
  • Assessment of laboratory work: 20%

This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies ( of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Workload requirements

12 contact hours per week

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