The Discipline of Anatomy and Histology intensively researches diverse challenges to our health and society in the context of structure-function relationships in biological systems. Our academic supervisors offer projects in the fields of comparative anatomy, forensic osteology, cardiac function, chronic pain, dementia, skin cancer, reproduction, cataract, and marine biology. By undertaking an Honours project in our discipline you will have the opportunity to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse appropriate data, to statistically evaluate your experimental results, and to interpret the findings in relation to previous literature. In addition, you will be part of a diverse cohort of young researchers, that will expose you to a variety of advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills, and develop critical appraisal skills of research beyond your own topic. On successful completion of the honours year you will have developed essential research attributes including analytical, critical-thinking, communication and laboratory research skills. You will also leave with in-depth specialist knowledge of your chosen research area and all the tools necessary to pursue post-graduate research or other related medical science careers.
laboratory-based project supported by the supervisor
written examination (80%), oral examination (20%)
All candidates must meet with the Honours coordinator before the end of semester two of the preceding year (semester one for mid-year applicants) to express your interest in honours in Anatomy and Histology, as well as have written supervisory confirmation.