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MD7103 - Medicine Honours (Part-time) Part 1 of 4

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: MD7103 MD7104 MD7105 MD7106
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

This program follows the traditional format of one year of Honours study post graduation. It is available to recently graduated medical students who have not already completed an in-course honours degree. The program develops research skills, as students develop and complete a research project under expert supervision. Normally the program is completed within 12 months if studied full time, or two years part time. Students who are currently enrolled in the sixth year of the JCU Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree who meet the appropriate admission requirements may apply to commence this course on a part time basis during their sixth year. This subject is available to students admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours (Graduate Entry) course only.

This subject is the first of four subjects (the other being MD7104, MD7105, MD7106) that in combination constitute a part-time honours option for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery course. The subject consists of research undertaken for preparation of a thesis and seminars which accompany the research process. Students will be able to choose a research project related to a medical discipline. All projects are subject to approval by the honours coordinator in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Learning Outcomes

  • To enable students to analyse data, apply and use appropriate methods and critically evaluate results;
  • To develop the skills required to carry out a literature search and to critically evaluation the literate;
  • To develop the skills necessary to formulate a research question and project plan.

Subject Assessment

  • See MD7106 for assessment detail - (%) - Individual.
MD6110 MD6120 MD6130 MD7101 MD7102


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Students may be required to attend workshops or to present their research. This may occur on campus or by negotiation through videoconference or similar technologies. The School will advise students of requirements for each part of the program.)
Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Evans
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours - Meetings with Honours Supervisors
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.