Courses & Units

Advanced Research Skills CAM306



This unit is designed to provide an overview of the key research skills that are necessary for medical research. This unit will allow students to develop these skills in a collaborative and supportive environment through interactive group activities and engagement with leading medical researchers in the School of Medicine. The concepts that students engage with are designed to provide them with the skills necessary for working in the medical research workforce and/or continuing their education.

This unit will consolidate and build on research skills that have been developed in first and second year units within the Bachelor of Medical Research (M3M) and will cover the principles of research design and analysis, ethics in medical research, scientific controversy, scientific critique and scientific communication.


Unit name Advanced Research Skills
Unit code CAM306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Guna Karupiah

Teaching staff

Dr Guna Karupiah and staff from the School of Medicine

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010999

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Teaching Pattern

One 2-hour workshop/week, research seminars (attendance at 4 seminars over the semester) and pre-workshop online modules (approximately 2hrs/week).


Written essay (2000 words), 30%;  Oral Presentation, 20%;  Research seminar logbook, 5%;  In-semester test, 25%;  Written essay (1500 words), 20%.

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