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BM3000 - Advanced Projects in Biomedicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject builds in prior learning experiences in Biomedicine and requires students to apply, consolidate and extend their discipline knowledge and skills to design and complete a biomedical research project. The project design will be determined by students in consultation with staff. Projects will be developed in small groups to provide team management and interpersonal communication skills in a professional context. Students will complete workplace orientated performance management plans and critically reflect on their performance and plans for improvement. Students will develop skills in constructing a research hypothesis, protocol design, experimental techniques, quality control, data collection and analysis. Students will present experimental results in an oral format and propose future experiments in the context of a grant proposal. Student will compile and showcase their discipline knowledge and skills in the format of a job application. ** Please note this subject includes a 2 day intensive in O Week of SP2.

Learning Outcomes

  • Contribute effectively within a team to design a research project including methodology, statistical analysis, ethics, budgets and timelines and to complete experiments;
  • Critically analyse team experimental results, with a critique of methods and outcomes, in the format of an oral presentation;
  • Synthesis and formulate a grant proposal based on compiled and evaluated experimental outcomes;
  • Demonstrate sound interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively in teams and the ability to critically reflect on current performance and implement improvement strategies;
  • Demonstrate employment readiness by showcasing discipline knowledge and skills in the preparation of a job application.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Hillary Vanderven
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 65 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (20%); project proposal (25%); grant proposal (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.