- On-campus mode, Parkville campus
- Full-time: 1 year, two semesters per year, plus February intensive subject
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) degrees are prescribed 100‐point programs (equivalent to eight 12.5‐point subjects) comprising Advanced Coursework and Research Project components.
Veterinary Bioscience - Honours
|Vet Bioscience Research Project Part 1Core||12.5|
Vet Bioscience Research Project Part 1
This honours research project in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences aims to develop a student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to a particular problem, and to report on this in written and verbal form. Project definition is completed shortly after commencement of the semester of enrolment in the subject, and requires approval from the subject coordinator. Students will enrol in the 25 point iteration of this subject in one semester and the 50-point iteration in the second semester to ensure they have completed a total of 75 points for the research project by the end of their course
Detailed Information VETS40020
|Vet Bioscience Research Project Part 2Core||12.5|
Vet Bioscience Research Project Part 2
Refer to VETS40020 Veterinary Bioscience Research Project Part 1
Detailed Information VETS40021
|Critical Thinking in ResearchElective||12.5|
Critical Thinking in Research
This subject will provide students with an opportunity to develop some critical thinking skills that are required for a variety of research activities. These skills will be gained from discussions, and critical evaluations, of some recently published research papers. In their written submissions, students will be required to write succinctly and accurately, while at the same time demonstrate their critical thinking in the set tasks. Attendance at regular research seminars delivered within the Faculty is recommended. Some discussion of the Faculties’ research programs which are relevant to the student’s research project will be expected.
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|Introduction To Biomedical ResearchCore||12.5|
Introduction To Biomedical Research
This subject uses a structured approach to introduce students to processes and strategies at the core of modern biomedical research. In a series of 10 x 2hr tutorials, students are guided through the need for – and tools of – testable hypothesis formulation, data management and evaluation, data presentation, and research outcome communication. Specific case examples of experimental design and statistical testing techniques are considered. In the course of this, students are introduced to appropriate statistical approaches and software. Ethical practices relevant to both animal and human experimental biomedical research are reviewed and inculcated. Broad issues relating to research conduct...
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|Data and Decision MakingCore||12.5|
Data and Decision Making
The basis for decision making is often the analysis of data. In order for these decisions to be reliable data must be correctly collected and analysed. To control costs data should be efficiently collected and it needs to be properly stored and managed. The interpretation of an analysis requires some knowledge of basic statistical ideas and techniques and the results will often be communicated to a non-specialist audience who will make decisions based on the presentation. Alternatively decisions may be made from the analyses and interpretations of others. This subject examines the whole process of data collection, analysis and decision making.
Detailed Information MAST90072
Biological knowledge is increased by an iterative process of developing ideas, collecting data to assess those ideas, analysing and interpreting those data, and communicating the conclusions. Those conclusions are used to develop new research ideas, improve human health, and to make decisions about environmental management. For this process to be successful, we must collect the right data, enough data, and we must analyse and interpret those data correctly. Biologists must also be able to interpret colleagues’ analyses and interpretation critically. This subject provides recommendations on appropriate was of collecting data, introduces the most common statistical tools applied to biologic...
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