Central to addressing any of the fundamental issues in medical science is the ability to effectively and safely design and carry out research experiments in the laboratory. This unit brings together expertise from multiple areas within the Charles Perkins centre to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and hands on experience required prior to commencing a research project in the areas of infectious diseases, immunology and pathology. You will learn the necessary work health and safety, and regulatory requirements for working in a physical containment 2 (PC2) laboratory, as well as what makes a well-planned experiment, and how to analyse, record and effectively present data. These face-to-face workshops and hands-on laboratory tasks, coupled with online learning material will equip you with the necessary skills to embark on a research project addressing some of the many issues related to human health and disease.
4 intensive days of workshops and seminars and 1 x 2 hr workshop/fortnight for 10 wks
online MCQs (20%), laboratory regulatory reports (20%), analyse and present data (30%), scientific report (30%)
A major in one of the following areas: Anatomy and Histology, Applied Medical Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Quantitative Life Sciences.