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 may 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, MED42HON

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 second 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


02. Provide experience of laboratory practice


03. Conduct an original experiment based research project


04. Acquire scientific communication skills


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 28-46, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Dougan

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 28 - 46
Five 7.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"And course work As prescribed by the relevant discipline see BCH4HNB; GEN4HNB; MIC4HNB; HBS4RES "


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