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Honours subject area

About this honours subject area

The honours year in infectious diseases provides you with the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in your selected field.

Throughout your infectious diseases honours year you will receive guidance in research techniques by attending training programs covering experimental design, data analysis, written and oral communication and critical appraisal of the literature. In addition, you attend a supplementary seminar program to keep yourself informed and abreast of wider issues in infectious diseases.

You might find yourself undertaking a project with a number of research groups including: Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity group Cytomegalovirus Research Group Molecular Virology Research Group Pathobiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Group Mycobacterial Research Group Varicella Zoster Virus Research Group.

The honours year represents the bridge between undergraduate studies (which are content-driven) and postgraduate studies (which are research-driven).

During honours, you will undertake a major research project on a specialised topic under the direction of a supervisor (and sometimes a co-supervisor), submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation and undertake the relevant coursework.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Infectious Diseases: completion of 36 credit points of project work and 12 credit points of coursework.

Further details about honours can be found on theĀ Medicine and Health honours page.

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