Research Activity 1 (BMRI5023)


This is a practical based unit of study and will provide a capstone experience to those students wishing to go on to further postgraduate research. This unit is to be taken along with BMRI5024 in a given semester, and the 12 credit points combined carry the expectation of around 3 days per week availability towards the given research project. Students will learn a variety of skills for acquisition, analysis and presentation of data particular to their field of interest and will write up their project in the format of a research publication. Potential projects will be presented to students early in semester 1 so that students can familiarize themselves with the research being conducted at the BMRI. A variety of placements in clinical research groups and basic neuroscience laboratories may be possible depending on the background skills of student and the availability of given supervisors. Acceptance to a given project will be selective and will require departmental permission. There is one set of assessments for BMRI5023 and BMRI5024 (as described above).

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10.5 hours per week


presentation (10%), draft results section (10%), thesis (40%), supervisor evaluation (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: At discretion of particular supervisor.



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