The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) degree exemplifies a commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Medical Science, which brings together the disciplines of genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and anatomy. Honours allows the exploration of research possibilities related to medical science from a diverse range of complementary disciplines including biology, neuroscience, chemistry and population health (to name just a few). It gives you preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, which develops new understandings or provides solutions to complex problems. Honours Specialisations are available that mirror the teaching and research strengths at the ANU in science, medicine and health.
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- Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.
- Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
- Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
- Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data
- Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.
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An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Medical Science Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:
- with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
- And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation
Cognate disciplines are detailed in the honours specialisations available for this honours plan.
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The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Earth and Marine Science
Physics of the Earth