2 x 1-hour lectures weekly
5 x 2-hour workshops per semester
1 x 1-hour computer lab once-only
1 Admission into BMS-Bachelor of Medical Science
1a Admission into BMSVMOPT-Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science), Master of Optometry
1b Admission into BCLSMD-Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine
1c Admission into BMSLM-Bachelor of Medical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
1d Admission into ADMSLM-Associate Degree in Medical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
1e Admission into BMSA - Bachelor of Medical Science - Accelerated
1f Admission into BMSH-Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f))
Topic description

This topic is designed to progressively cover the key elements necessary for successful careers in medical science. It includes critical appraisal of scientific literature, the concept of experimental design, hypothesis development and testing. Students will also learn how to effectively work in groups and assessed according to their level of contribution, communication and co-operation.

Educational aims

This topic aims to progressively cover the key elements necessary for successful careers in medical science.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically appraise scientific literature,
  2. Identify the key features of hypothesis development and testing,
  3. Understand the role of quantitative analytical techniques in medical research,
  4. Use logical and deductive reasoning skills to solve medical science related problems,
  5. Understand the broader ethical issues which impact on the conduct of medical research,
  6. Demonstrate formal writing skills of sufficient scope and quality to support practice as a medical scientist,
  7. Demonstrate active participation within a group as evidenced by critical thinking, reasoning and verbal communication skills