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AMED4107: Research Project E

Undertaking Honours in Applied Medical Sciences will enable you to be part of world leading medical research within the School of Medical Sciences at the Westmead Health Precinct, the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. Your Honours year will include a 36cp research project giving you access to the latest biomedical technologies, whilst two 6cp coursework units will aid in the development of fundamental research and communication skills. Research in the field of Applied Medical Sciences aims to understand diverse challenges to our health and society in the context of translational and clinical applications. Our academic and clinical supervisors offer a diverse array of projects covering the full range of medical research themes. These include: pathology and diagnostics, infectious diseases and immunology, chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, organ transplantation, cardiology, dentistry, human development, neuroscience, genetic disorders, bioinformatics, allied health and social sciences. Completion of the project aims to provide training in advanced scientific methodologies, technical skills and critical thinking skills. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, collect and analyse data and to statistically evaluate your experimental results. The findings you obtain will be interpreted in relation to previous research done in this area and to the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will have developed generic attributes of analytical and critical thinking, communication and laboratory research skills as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.

Code AMED4107
Academic unit Science Faculty
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology and Pathology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell and Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics Genomics; Quantitative Life Science

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. To conduct scientific research and write a thesis
  • LO2. To conduct scientific research and deliver an oral presentation

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.