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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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 CAM428 an IC (Interim Completion) grade is awarded. The final result is awarded on completion of CAM429.


This unit of study aims: (a) to provide a year's 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.

Summary 2019

Unit name Medical Research 3
Unit code CAM428
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|Medicine|Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Dr Steve Richards

Teaching staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $2,739.00 2019: $17,500.00 060101

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

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


Thesis introduction, including literature review (10%)

A journal article presentation seminar (10%)

Main research projects, thesis (50%)

Supervisor assessment of work during the year (10%)

A final research project seminar (20%)

Note: these tasks are undertaken across the Honours course and are not associated with individual units within the Honours Course.

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