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BMS4302

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

36 points, SCA Band 3, 0.750 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Associate Prof. Md. Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury

Offered

Malaysia

  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students undertake a supervised research project involving research of a publishable standard which forms the basis of a thesis presented at the end of the year.
As part of the unit, students present seminars on their research, and are trained in advanced scientific techniques. Students take part in an oral defense of the thesis report

Outcomes

  1. Validate the scientific literature to comprehend the progress within a specific research area;
  2. Identify and apply the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project;
  3. Design, develop and implement a research project;
  4. Acquire and analyse computer based data for graphical and tabular summarisation of findings;
  5. Summarise research outcomes into scientific manuscripts in accordance with publication requirements;
  6. Effectively and clearly communicate scientific principles and research findings in verbal and written form to a broad audience;
  7. Identify and select techniques that are essential to the satisfactory completion and reporting of a research project
  8. Apprehend the significance of ethics, laboratory etiquette and adherence to OHS
  9. Recognize a critical problem and formulate a hypothesis to solve it; and
  10. Interpret the research findings with reference to the existing literature

Assessment

Literature review (3,000 words) - 10%
Seminars - 1 Oral presentation & discussion (2 hours) - 10%
Research report (10,000-15,000 words) - 80%

Workload requirements

The total number of contact hours involving discussion with supervisors, presentations, and research activities, and of private study hours per week will equal 72 hours. The self-directed study which will be required for preparation of an assignment (literature review), oral presentation of research findings and understanding of other literatures relevant to one's specific area of research, will approximately constitute one-third of the 72 hr.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Co-requisites

M5004

Prohibitions