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Experimental Design and Analysis in Medical Research CAM204


This unit focuses on the key elements of experimental design, data analysis and communication in the context of medical research. In this unit, students will learn about design, data considerations and statistical analysis from different research disciplines including epidemiology, clinical research, and basic laboratory research. In the practical sessions, students will develop and apply their skills as they are guided through the design, planning, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation and write-up of a group physiological project. In addition, students gain familiarity with the structure and understanding of primary scientific literature, and will develop their oral, written and computer skills in preparing their experimental write-up and an associated research presentation.


Unit name Experimental Design and Analysis in Medical Research
Unit code CAM204
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Dino Premilovac
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss and evaluate approaches to data analysis and experimental design in medical research.
  • Plan and conduct a group project including the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of physiological data.
  • Communicate scientific information (both verbally and in writing) to explain research aims, rationale, methodology, results, and conclusions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
019901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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(CAM103 or CZZ103) and CHP207


AssessmentTest (30%)|Group Research Presentation (10%)|Group Research Proposal (15%)|Individual Research Report (40%)|Peer evaluation of group work (5%)
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