Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedAlfred Hospital Full year 2013 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Mark Wright


The Honours year aims to develop analytic abilities, research skills, and communication skills, as well as provide students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of Medical Biology, chosen from Immunology, Hematology, Trauma, Virology, Cardiology, Transplant Biology. In this unit, training is in the context of a scientific project, with an aim to train students in cutting edge scientific techniques as well as developing broad generic skills. Students undertake two theory modules and present seminars on their research.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review scientific literature in the discipline area of research;

  1. Apply knowledge of current methodologies and concepts to appraise scientific literature in the discipline area;

  1. Apply analytical and data analysis techniques relevant to the discipline area of research;

  1. Effectively communicate concepts in the discipline area of research both in writing and orally.


Assessment will be a submission of theory module 1, 30%; statistics module, 30%; attendance and report on 10 departmental area research seminars, 40%.

Chief examiner(s)


A distinction average in 24 points at level three relevant to the project, and including at least 18 points of PHY, DEV, GEN, IMM, HUP, PHA, MIC or BCH units.