Medicine (Austin Health)

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-BMED-SPC+1005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Barbara Fam



Dr Barbara Fam

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms Jo Mayall

Currently enrolled students:

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Entry requirement is an undergraduate 3 year degree in a relevant experimental science discipline with an average of at least H2B (70%-74%), or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes:

This honours program aims to extend and enhance the student’s education and intellectual development in biomedical science. The aim of our course is to provide students with first-rate skills that will either qualify admission into a Research Higher Degree or provide the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in one of the many science and technology industries available.

Specifically we will teach the students:

• To acquire the ability to perform literature searches, analyse it critically, and integrate it into the current state of knowledge in the field.
• To develop hypothesis, formulate aims to address the hypotheses, propose experiments and engage in discussion with other scientists.
• To acquire and gain experience in experimental techniques and statistical analyses.
• To acquire oral and written presentation skills to present original scientific data to an expert audience.
• To generate a body of original scientific results that will form part of a peer-reviewed, primary research publication

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 Medicine (Austin Health), students must successfully complete the following:

  • BIOM40001 - Introduction to Biomedical Research (12.5 points)
  • MEDI40002 - Advanced Studies in Biomedicine (12.5 points)
  • MEDI40014 and MEDI40015 - Biomedicine Research Project (75 points)

There are no elective subjects in this Honours program.

Subject Options:

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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