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Guided Research A CXA701


CXA701 Guided Research A. This unit is the first research unit in the Master of Laboratory Medicine program. Students will conduct a search of current scientific literature related to an area of biomedical science research currently conducted in the School of Human Life Sciences, critically interpret currently published results and write a literature review of 5000 words. Students will develop a related research proposal and detailed research and time plan, which will be implemented in Guided Research B and C.


Unit name Guided Research A
Unit code CXA701
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Sukhwinder Sohal
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 24/10/2022 8/11/2022 1/12/2022 8/1/2023
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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan a research project following ethical principles .
  • Design a research plan determining timelines , budget and resource implications for a proposed project.
  • Communicate a research proposal in writing using discipline specific terminology and citing relevant literature.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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CXA631 - Haematology 1 AND CXA641 - General and Medical Microbiology AND CXA651 - Clinical Chemistry 1

Mutual Exclusions

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

Anti-requisites (mutual exclusion) Students who have completed the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Tasmania or any other AIMS accredited course are not eligible for entry to this course, due to the comparable nature of the professional stream units. These students are recommended to undertake Honours to gain research experience


Teaching Pattern

Self-directed study/Independent Learning - 10 hours weekly, Meetings with supervisor – 1 hour (weekly).

AssessmentResearch Plan (20%)|Literature Review (80%)
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