Dental Science: Oral Biology Research

Subject 511-496 (2009)

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Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Bachelor of Science degree with study in a relevant field and results that meet the Bachelor of Science (Honours) entry requirements.
Corequisites: Students must also enrol in 511497 Dental Science: Oral Biology Advanced Coursework.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject aims to provide opportunities for students to gain an understanding in, and extend the practice of biomedical research. You are required to complete a research project and to produce a written thesis under the guidance of your supervisor(s). The research component offers students the opportunity to use state-of-the-art techniques in protein chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, anatomy, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, molecular modelling, skeletal biology, histomorphometry, image analysis, vaccines, biofilms, biophysics and proteomics.
  • Students conduct an original research project supervised by research staff. Current areas of major research activity include the molecular biology of oral diseases and microbial pathogens, the cell biology and development of oral tissues and the evaluation and development of novel dental restorative materials.
  • Students are required to produce a 10,000 word thesis that includes an analysis of the experiements and methods and a comprehensive discussion of results obtained during the research they have undertaken. The thesis is worth 100% of the marks for this subject.
Prescribed Texts: none
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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