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SOMS4103: Research Project A

Undertaking Honours in the School of Medical Sciences will enable you to be part of world leading medical research at the Camperdown or Westmead campuses, or at one of our affiliated Medical Research Institutes. 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 School of Medical Sciences aims to understand diverse challenges to our health and society ranging from basic medical science research to translational and clinical applications. Our academic and clinical supervisors offer a diverse array of projects in eight Honours areas: Applied Medical Sciences, Anatomy & Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Pathology, Physiology and Pharmacology. Specific projects are offered focusing on: chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, such as HIV, SARS-CoV-2 and Tuberculosis, chronic inflammatory and auto-immune diseases, respiratory medicine, molecular and cellular biomedicine, drug design, regenerative medicine, organ transplantation, medical devices, human development and reproduction, mental health, neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain conditions, sleep disorders, visual system and disorders, genetic disorders, bioinformatics and digital health, musculoskeletal disorders, allied health and medical science education. 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 SOMS4103
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
SOMS4104 and SOMS4105
Assumed knowledge:
At least one major within the School of Medical Sciences

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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