Research Activity 2 (BMRI5024)


This unit of study requires students to develop over the semester an original piece of research and provides a capstone experience for those wishing to go on to further postgraduate research. This practical project is based in a research group at the Brain and Mind Research Institute which deal variously with clinical research questions, epidemiology and fundamental neuroscience research. This unit is to be taken along with BMRI5023 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 and analysis and presentation of data particular to their field. As part of the assessment for the units of study students will present and introduction to their both in a seminar setting and in the format of a journal research publication for their final 4000 word thesis. Potential research projects will be presented to students early in semester 1 so that students can familiarize themselves with the research being conducted at the BMRI. Acceptance to a given project will be selective depending on the relevant skills of student to the project and will require departmental permission.

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Further unit of study information


4 half day workshops across the semester and 10.5 hours/wk


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Additional Information

This is a capstone unit of study and requires departmental permission.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.