• Code MEDN8701
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Medical Science
  • Areas of interest Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Microbiology, Neuroscience, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Tamas Fischer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

The principal component of second year of the Biology Master by Coursework programs is a research project conducted under supervision and embedded in a medical research laboratory. In addition, students present seminars on their research work, critically analyse a current paper in their field and prepare a thesis for examination. The research project runs from early February to early November or mid-July to mid-May. As a first step, students must find a supervisor from the John Curtin School of Medical Research to guide the project. The project and supervisor must then be approved by the convenor of this course and of the Master by coursework program. As this can take some time, students should discuss their intention to undertake a research project with potential supervisors and the Master by Coursework coordinator several months before the proposed starting date.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge in an area of medical research.
  2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions
  3. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques in medical research to collect original research data.
  4. Analyse and interpret original medical research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Research Thesis and Thesis Defence (75%) (LO1-5)
  • Journal Club (presentation and written materials) (15%) (LO2, 5)
  • Final Research Seminar (10%) (LO 1, 2, 4, 5)
  • Introductory Seminar CRS (LO 1,2, 5)
  • Project proposal CRS (LO 1, 2, 5)

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Workload

Full time or as determined by individual research project.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the John Curtin School of Medical Research to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Reading List

Relevant peer reviewed journal articles and reviews. Will vary according to the research project topic.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
12 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4754 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
4787 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9817 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person
9846 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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