After completion of the requirements for a pass Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor Medical Science (BMedSci), a good student who has majored in Physiology may be permitted to undertake a fourth, or 'Honours', year. In some cases students having completed undergraduate training in subjects other than those offered by the Department of Physiology, but deemed suited to particular research programs may also be permitted.
Students who do not qualify for the above Honours courses, may be admitted to a program essentially identical to that of BMedSc(Hons) or BSc(Hons) and obtain the diploma upon successful completion of this one year program. However, the GradDipSc is a full fee course while the Honours courses incur a HECs payment.
Dr Stephen Assinder is responsible for the administration of these programs, and should be contacted for general information or call +61 2 9036 3614.
Potential supervisors should be contacted to discuss specific opportunities.
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For an Honours year, there are particular Honours requirements, briefly you will need to:
- Thesis (~25,000 words; November submission)
- Seminar (~20 minute; November). You will present your year's work to the Discipline.
- Essay (~5,000 words - Literature Review/Introduction to Thesis; May submission)
- Honours Sessions (attend meetings, 1 hour-1.5 hours/week during semester). At these meetings, each student will present 2 seminars during the year, the first describing the background to and purpose of the project, and suggesting ways of tackling the problem; the second will deal with experimental methods.
Honours Expression of Interest Form
There is no definitive deadline by which students must apply for Honours except if students are applying for Honours Scholarships, as the particular rules of the Scholarship must be met. Ideally students should list a number of choices for laboratories in case they are not successful with their first choice. Academics tend to make decisions about who will be accepted for Honours at the end of Semester 2.