Anatomy & Neuroscience Research Project

Subject ANAT40005 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project.
Total Time Commitment:

Students should discuss total time commitment with their supervisor but as a guide, a student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.


Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Science to complete this subject.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Biological / Biomedical 300 level knowledge

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Dr Peter Kitchener


Academic Coordinator:

Dr Peter Kitchener

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms Kim Williams

Subject Overview:

The student will conduct an original research project in a research laboratory under supervision of a research scientist in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience from February to November.
The student will be introduced to current literature and techniques in specialised areas.
The research project will typically form part of a larger project or the basis of an expanded project. In either case, the work may culminate in a contribution to an original research publication.

Students will be enrolled in a combination of the research project subjects indicated below to ensure they have completed a total of 75 points for the research project by the end of their course.

ANAT40001 Anatomy and Neuroscience research Project – 25 points (semester 1)
ANAT40005 Anatomy and Neuroscience research Project – 50 points (semester 2)

  • Communication of science in oral presentations
  • Thesis writing and evaluation of scientific literature
  • Extensive research training, completion of own research project, skills in experimental design and analyses
  • A 3000 word literature review on a topic related to the research project to be submitted in April (7%)
  • A grade submitted by the research supervisor for the student’s performance in the laboratory during the year. The mark will take into account effort, ability, independence, initiative, punctuality and reliability (6%)
  • A 7000 word research thesis to be submitted in late October (80%)
  • A 10 minute oral presentation on the research project to be delivered after submission of the thesis (7%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Statistical analyses
  • Oral communication
  • Technical writing
  • Database searching

Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Anatomy and Neuroscience

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