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SOMS4102: Communicating Ideas in Biomedical Science

The capacity to interpret a biological concept and communicate scientific findings is a fundamental skill underlying all facets of medical and health sciences. In this unit of study you will develop the skills to present your research data in a variety of mediums. This will involve writing a grant proposal on the theme of your research project as well as giving an oral a poster presentation of your research.

Code SOMS4102
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
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 and Genomics; Quantitative Life Science

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

  • LO1. Integrate medical science and health information from many sources to coherently and critically appraise available knowledge and resolve contemporary problems.
  • LO2. Acquire, record, analyse and interpret data using appropriate techniques
  • LO3. Describe and present research findings, their interpretation, and the conclusions drawn from data.
  • LO4. Critically analyse research literature and research findings for reliability, significance and relevance of information.
  • LO5. Communicate effectively using a range of modes (written, oral, visual etc.) for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • LO6. Be accountable for your own learning by being an independent, self-directed learner and demonstrate effective teamwork skills through collaborative learning.
  • LO7. Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving skills and professionalism in a research context
  • LO8. Demonstrate skills required to work in a complex learning environment, e.g. time management, persistence, managing challenges and learning from failure

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.