Courses & Units

Medical Research 1 CAM426

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


Full time students enrol in CAM426, CAM427, CAM428 & CAM429. Part time students enrol in one unit per semester, beginning with CAM426. At the completion of CAM426 an IC (Interim Completion) grade is awarded. The final result is awarded on completion of CAM429.


This unit of study aims: (a) to provide training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in their vocational career path; (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments, appropriate to their research project, and to communicate their results; and (c) to investigate and communicate analysis and outcomes of contemporary biomedical research. Research projects in this unit include the very wide range of techniques required for modern biomedical and clinical research from the biochemical or molecular level, through cell biology, to whole animal and human studies. Students considering this unit are advised to discuss with prospective supervisors their research areas and possible projects in detail before deciding on a research group for the year. The Discipline will provide specific details on assessment procedures and criteria used.


Unit name Medical Research 1
Unit code CAM426
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Dino Premilovac
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Source, organise and critically evaluate scientific literature relevant to a specific research study.
  • Formulate a research question(s) and hypothesis and justify how the proposed research design will address the research question and generate new knowledge
  • Communicate scientific knowledge clearly and concisely, using correct scientific terminology, in both oral and written form
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $4,708.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Admission into M4N - Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours|Admission into M4N - Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours or M4G – Bachelor of Medical Research or S4E Bachelor of Science (Biomolecular Sciences)




Teaching Pattern

No formal lectures. There are a number of workshops and seminars held throughout the year that students are expected to attend.

AssessmentJournal article critique seminar (10%)|Thesis Introduction (10%)|NOTE 80% of the assessment weighting for this unit will be undertaken in CAM428 and CAM429 (80%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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