Bachelor of Medical Science

Course 565-AA (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate


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Course Overview:

In Semesters 6-7 students explore in depth an area related to medicine from a wide range of topics in advanced medical science subjects. Students are introduced to the formal processes of research and develop skills in literature appraisal, data collection, analysis and presentation. This year may be spent doing research on campus, or subject to approval, at rural, interstate or overseas locations.


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.

Core Participation Requirements:

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:

Graduate Attributes: None

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