Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

University of Newcastle

This is a full year course involving the completion and reporting of a supervised research project. A wide variety of projects may be undertaken, the essential requirements being that the project is broadly related to the field of medicine and that an established and appropriate scientific methodology is to be employed. Evaluation of the suitability of projects will be conducted at the time of application by the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) and Head of the School of Medicine and Public Health. Integral to this evaluation will be confirmation that the application has been supported by a suitably qualified researcher who is able to commit to supervision of the student over the study period. Projects may be conducted within University laboratories with animals or on human samples; on established databases; within a clinical setting; or in the case of appropriate sociological, behavioural or public health research, in other settings. Projects do not necessarily have to be conducted within the University of Newcastle, nor do they need to be supervised primarily by a member of the University of Newcastle academic staff, however in cases where a student wishes to conduct research externally, a University of Newcastle academic staff member should be involved as a co-supervisor. A conjoint appointee may be appropriate as a supervisor, if he or she has adequate research expertise.

Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:

Demonstrated broad coherent knowledge and academic background appropriate for preparation for further research in a higher degree, and/or to deepen the appreciation of medical science as it underpins a career in medical practice. In particular, demonstrate advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills in a field of Medical or Health Science.
The ability to work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyse, interpret and organise scientific information effectively.
The ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; to apply statistical principles and logic as appropriate; and to use appropriate tools for problem solving.
The capacity to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at an appropriately highly skilled level.
Applied knowledge and skills to work on a scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment with an ability to adapt to change, including new technologies and methods.
Demonstrated awareness of professional practice in relevant research and possibly clinical disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate research conduct and ethical research practice.

At a Glance

Course level undergraduate
CRICOS Code 085254G
Institution Name University of Newcastle
Campus Location Callaghan Campus
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 years full-time.
Course University University of Newcastle

About University of Newcastle

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.

 

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.We are ranked in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and we have only just turned 50.

 

  • UoN – a Pathway to Success
    At UoN we believe everybody with ability and determination should have access to a great education and the best career opportunities. We work hard to deliver on our promise of access, participation and success in education. Each year, some 3,000 students enrol in our enabling courses which provide a pathway to a great education and support to thrive in their chosen field of study.
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    Our University has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to education. We strive for a dynamic teaching culture that delivers world-class educational outcomes.As competition for the best and brightest students increases, our long history of offering innovative, problem-based learning across our programs means we are poised to meet the education challenge.
  • Investing in Research and Innovation
    Scientist in laboratory We are a research intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government and the community – here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our position as a competitive destination for the world’s best researchers and global innovation leaders.
  • Achievements
    The University of Newcastle has a proud history of achievement and we celebrate our successes as individuals and as an institution.For over 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised for their contribution to many fields of inquiry.Our remarkable students continue to impress with stories of success both at home and on the world stage.
  • World-Class Education
    The University of Newcastle is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs.Demonstrating our commitment to relevant teaching is our approach to problem-based learning, first pioneered by us some 25 years ago, which underpins our degree programs in medicine, engineering, architecture, nursing, social work and law.Our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 focuses on delivering accessible, high quality programs through innovative models. With an emphasis on good teaching and an outstanding student experience, we will continue to produce globally competitive graduates and maintain our place among the best in Australia for teaching and learning.Among our staff are experts who rank in the top one per cent in their field in the world, as well as national and state recipients of Teacher of the Year winners of the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching.
  • Integrated Learning Environment
    The University of Newcastle offers students an engaged approach to learning through programs that integrate study with practical experience, paid employment and research.With practical work placement an assessable part of more than 90 per cent of programs offered across all five faculties, our career-ready graduates have some of the highest starting salaries in Australia. Seventy five per cent of our bachelor graduates secure a full-time job within four months of finishing their studies.
  • Research and Innovation
    The University of Newcastle is a research intensive university and a leading contributor to research in Australia and the world. Across many discipline areas, our researchers are making discoveries that offer solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.We are ranked in the top 10 Australian universities based on research excellence.Female researcher.An established research leader in engineering, energy and resources, health and medicine, the University of Newcastle is translating outstanding research into great innovation, through the work of our flagship research institutes – the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) – and our Priority Research Centres.We are also developing our capacity in a number of other fields including social sciences, creative industries and defence.

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