Cell and Developmental Biology

Honours

Honours in Cell and Development Biology is embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Honours is comprised of a total of 48-credit points that is distributed across a 36-credit point research project that gives you the opportunity to take part in cutting edge research programs aligned with your degree major(s). Two 6-credit point coursework units will develop fundamental research and communication skills in science together with access to a comprehensive range of modern technology platforms. To view a full list of projects please visit School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Honours is available to students with a major in Cell and Developmental biology or a cognate area. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the honours coordinator. You will be given advice about connecting with supervisors during your third year and the first step in applying for honours is completing the honours project preferences form.

The cognate majors are: Genetics and Genomics, Medical Science, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Histology, Ecology and Evolution, Marine Science, Agriculture, Computer science, Information systems, Mathematics, Human Movement, History and Philosophy of Science.

Honours Coordinator:

Associate Professor Mary Byrne
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Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Sessions have changed for the following unit. S2CIAU Intensive August session has closed and a new S2CISE Intensive September session has opened:

SCIE4003 Ethics in Science

15/06/2020
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Cell and Developmental Biology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units from List 1, and
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units from List 2, and
(iii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Selective

List 1
SOMS4101
Research Skills for Medical Sciences
6      Semester 1
LIFE4101
Advanced Life Science
6    A This unit is advanced coursework related to understanding cellular and molecular processes in biology. It assumes background knowledge of cellular and molecular biological aspects of the life sciences consistent with a degree major in Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Cell Pathology, Genetics and Genomics, Immunobiology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Nutrition and Metabolism, Nutrition Science, or Quantitative Life Sciences.
P A WAM of 65 or greater. 144 credit points of units of study, including a minimum of 12 credit points from the following (AMED3XXX or ANAT3XXX or ANSC3105 or BCHM3XXX or BCMB3XXX or BIOL3XXX or CPAT3XXX or ENVX3XXX or FOOD3XXX or GEGE3XXX or HSTO3XXX or IMMU3XXX or INFD3XXX or MEDS3XXX or MICR3XXX or NEUR3XXX or NUTM3XXX or PCOL3XXX or PHSI3XXX or QBIO3XXX or SCPU3001 or STAT3XXX or VIRO3XXX).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit must be taken by all students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology honours or Microbiology honours.
Semester 1
The following unit will not run in 2020: SOMS4101.
List 2
SOMS4102
Communicating Ideas in Biomedical Science
6      Semester 1
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Intensive August
Intensive March
The following unit will not run in 2020: SOMS4102.

Honours Core Research Project

CELL4103
Cell and Developmental Biology Honours A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CELL4104
Cell and Developmental Biology Honours B
6    C CELL4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
CELL4105
Cell and Developmental Biology Honours C
6    C CELL4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
CELL4106
Cell and Developmental Biology Honours D
6    C CELL4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
CELL4107
Cell and Developmental Biology Honours E
6    C CELL4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
CELL4108
Cell and Developmental Biology Honours F
6    C CELL4107
Semester 1
Semester 2