Skip to main content
Unit of study_

SOMS4108: Research Project F

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code SOMS4108
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
SOMS4101 and SOMS4103 and SOMS4104 and SOMS4105
SOMS4102 and SOMS4106 and SOMS4107 and SCIE4999
Assumed knowledge:
At least one major within the School of Medical Sciences

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 availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.