Anatomy and Neuroscience

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-BMED-SPC+1000 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Peter Kitchener



Dr Peter Kitchener

Administrative Coordinators:

Ms Tricia Hartshorn

Ms Kim Williams

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The Honours program in Anatomy and Neuroscience is an advanced and specialised one year course of study requiring a higher standard of performance than a pass degree following a BSc, BBMed or equivalent degree. It consists of a combination of a research project and compulsory course work. The research component is carried out under the supervision in one of the research groups in Anatomy and Neuroscience. Students work nearly full time in the laboratory designing, executing and analysing experiments. The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.

Learning Outcomes:

The Honours program in Anatomy and Neuroscience is an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise in one area of study. The opportunity to specialise provides a strong foundation for the future direction of graduates, whether as a means of progressing to higher degree research at the PhD level, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement. Graduates of the program will:

• Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in the biomedical sciences.
• Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values.
• Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of scientific questions.
• Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force.
• Communicate effectively via written and oral presentations.
• Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations.
• Commit to continuous learning.
• Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as specialised data recording devices and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.

Structure & Available Subjects:

The Honours program consists of 100 credit points completed over 12 months full time comprising of two (2) Advanced Coursework subjects and a Research Project.

To be awarded Honours with a specialisation in Anatomy and Neuroscience, students must successfully complete the following:

  • BIOM40001 - Introduction to Biomedical Research (12.5 points)
  • ANAT40002 - Seminars in Anatomy and Neuroscience (12.5 points)
  • ANAT40001 and ANAT40005 - Anatomy and Neuroscience Research Project (75 points)

There are no elective subjects in this Honours program.

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Coursework Component

Students must complete 25 credit points of advanced coursework subjects. This is achieved by enrolling in the following subjects in the appropriate semesters.

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Research Component

Students must complete a total of 75 credit points of research across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in a combination of the following subjects in the appropriate semesters.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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