Applied Medical Science

Honours

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Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Sessions have changed for the following unit. S2CIAU Intensive August session is closed. A new S2CISE Intensive September session has been opened.

AMED4101 Research Skills and Processes

15/06/2020
2.

Corequisites have changed for the following unit. They now read:

AMED4108 Research Project F C: AMED4107 and SCIE4999

08/07/2020

APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Applied Medical Science) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core units

AMED4101 Research Skills and Processes

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Najla Nasr Session: Intensive August,Intensive March Classes: Interactive face to face activities including workshops and practicals; online activities; individual and/or group work Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: skills-based assessments and quizzes Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Students are strongly advised to bring their own laptop to classes
We face major health challenges in today's society that require new insights and approaches from bright minds. Tackling the big questions in medical sciences and health requires the research skills that will inform tomorrow's health outcomes for individuals and populations. Immersed in a multidisciplinary medical science and health research environment, you will develop the core skills required to undertake laboratory, clinical and population health research. You will learn to design, execute and evaluate studies, and to scrutinise data and research outcomes. You will work individually and collaboratively in small teams of students from different areas of specialisation to learn theoretical and practical aspects of specific research techniques, as well as the ethical and regulatory frameworks relevant to medical and health research. This unit of study will equip you with knowledge and skills that will enable you to play an active role in finding meaningful solutions to difficult problems in a technical or research setting.
AMED4102 Scientific Analysis and Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: 3-5 hrs per week Prerequisites: AMED4101 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: assignments and presentation Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The capacity to interpret a biological concept and communicate scientific findings is a fundamental skill underlying all facets of medical and health sciences. In this unit of study you will develop the skills to critique a wide range of scientific literature from peer-reviewed articles to unsubstantiated independent web-site claims. You will learn how to critically assess the validity of scientific information to distinguish between rigorous, scientifically-supported claims and pseudoscience. You will also examine key concepts in data interpretation and evaluation in relation to medicine and health. This unit includes tasks that will enable you to clearly and independently communicate your own research findings both written and verbally to a range of audiences including politicians, the media, the general public and the wider scientific community. The skills taught in this unit will provide you with a solid foundation upon which you can forge a professional career in the health and medical communication sphere.

Honours Core Research Project units

AMED4103 Research Project A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: research project: 120 hours of student effort for each 6cp unit Corequisites: AMED4101 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: thesis: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research project unit (part of 36cp research component of Applied Medical Science Honours Program)
AMED4104 Research Project B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: research project: 120 hours of student effort for each 6cp unit Corequisites: AMED4103 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: thesis: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research project unit (part of 36cp research component of Applied Medical Science Honours Program)
AMED4105 Research Project C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: research project: 120 hours of student effort for each 6cp unit Corequisites: AMED4104 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: thesis: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research project unit (part of 36cp research component of Applied Medical Science Honours Program)
AMED4106 Research Project D

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: research project: 120 hours of student effort for each 6cp unit Corequisites: AMED4102 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: thesis: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research project unit (part of 36cp research component of Applied Medical Science Honours Program)
AMED4107 Research Project E

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: research project: 120 hours of student effort for each 6cp unit Corequisites: AMED4106 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: thesis: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research project unit (part of 36cp research component of Applied Medical Science Honours Program)
AMED4108 Research Project F

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Harman Session: Semester 1,Semester 1,Semester 2,Semester 2 Classes: research project: 120 hours of student effort for each 6cp unit Corequisites: AMED4107 Assumed knowledge: A major in one of the following areas: Applied Medical Science, Immunology & Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Microbiology; Cell & Developmental Biology, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology; Medicinal Chemistry; Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Histology, Genetics & Genomics; Quantitative Life Science Assessment: thesis: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Campus: Westmead, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research project unit (part of 36cp research component of Applied Medical Science Honours Program)