Not currently offered

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The full Honours program lasts approximately nine months and starts early February. This course is available to students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor of Science degree and Biomedical Science degree, provided that their previous academic record is of sufficient standard. The Honours program consists of an individual research project under supervision, a research essay on the area of the research project, two seminars on the topic of the research project and its findings, attending biotechnology lectures aimed at exposing students to cutting-edge biotechnology techniques, production and presentation of a research poster, a thesis written at the completion of the research project and an oral examination. Potential students should contact the Honours co-ordinator the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics for a full and comprehensive list of available research projects and interview with potential supervisors to discuss placement and research projects.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorIvan Poon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in SHBIS or SHS or SHMES or SHSWCB or SHAVB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsBCH4HNA

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject of study represents one semester of a year-long Honours program comprising GEN4HNA and GEN4HNB. Students are eligible if they meet the following requirements: (1) Achieve an average mark of at least 70 in biochemistry, molecular genetics and/or biomedical science subjects constituting at least 50 per cent of third year (2) Achieve an average mark of at least 60 across all third year subjects (4) Pass MED3LAB, MED3PRJ and/or GEN3LAB (3) Obtain approval of a research supervisor

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and integrate research findings from numerous sources to synthesise professionally-written, comprehensive summaries of scientific information and concepts.
02. Apply advanced technical skills and safe laboratory practices to undertake a novel research project.
03. Design and perform experiments using multiple advanced techniques to investigate complex scientific questions.
04. Use advanced oral and written scientific communication skills to transmit knowledge and ideas to audiences including individuals with and without detailed specialist expertise.
05. Interpret experimental data in the context of results and prior literature.

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