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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Students undertaking Advanced Medical Science are expected to be full-time students |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Successful completion of 510-310 Defence Mechanisms and Their Failure and 510-311 Health Practice 5.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Steve Farish
Advanced Medical Science provides an introduction to the processes of research work in a field related to medicine, including critical appraisal of the literature, and aims to develop independent skills in research and an understanding of the place of research in medicine; to enhance oral and written communication skills; and to encourage further learning in areas of relevance to medicine.
Students undertaking Advanced Medical Science 510-320/510-420 will be able to choose one double-semester topic from a range of units which will be published each year. Most units are at the University of Melbourne, some are at other prestigious institutes in Australia and overseas, and a limited number are student-initiated. Each unit will comprise a minimum of 50% research and the balance in coursework including research methods training.
|Objectives:||The primary objective of the AMS year is for students to obtain experience in conducting biomedical research. In detail the objectives are to: |
As specified for individual units in the Advanced Medical Science web site at http://www.medicine.unimelb.edu.au/ams. Successful completion of the research report is a hurdle requirement. Penalties apply for late submission of the research report. An initial penalty of 5% applies to any submission after the due date, and a further 1% for every additional day beyond three days late, unless an extension has been granted prior to the submission date.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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- Develop skills in research and critical appraisal of the literature;
- Develop skills in using and evaluation evidence;
- Increase the understanding and use of statistical techniques;
- Perception of the benefits and value of research;
- Encourage an understanding of diversity in medicine;
- Encourage independence in defining areas for study;
- Enhance oral and written communication skills;
- Encourage learning in medically relevant areas.
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