Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The honours year will comprise a project related to Biomedical Science plus associated coursework. Students will normally be based in one of the Departments which contribute to third year medical science. The project will contribute to the final result in the proportion applying to all Honours students in that Department. With the approval of the Departmental Honours Co-ordinator, the coursework component will include work undertaken in another Department. Overall assessment will be the same as for the existing Honours program offered by that Department. A consolidated ranking of Honours students in the Department will be produced. Each fourth-year program requires approval by the supervisor and the relevant Departmental Honours Co-ordinator. The Biomedical Science Course Adviser may facilitate this process.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Dougan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in SHMES.


Incompatible subjects MED40HON, MED41HON

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Honours degree students are selected on the basis of their performance in the final year of the pass degree and requires approval of a research supervisor in the relevant department. This unit of study represents the first semester of a year-long program. Students MUST complete both MED4HNA and MED4HNB in the one academic year.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Extend students general knowledge of discipline

Discipline -dependent

02. Provide experience of laboratory practice

Discipline -dependent

03. Conduct an original experiment based research project

Discipline -dependent

04. Acquire scientific communication skills

Discipline -dependent

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 06-24, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Dougan

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 06 - 24
Five 7.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"And coursework As prescribed by the relevant discipline see BCH4HNA; GEN4HNA; MIC4HNA; HBS4HPA "


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CourseworkAssessment is discipline dependent30 01, 02, 03, 04
ResearchAssessment is discipline dependent70 01, 02, 03, 04