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BMED4AF Research in Drugs and Human Health

BMED 4AF-GF entail supervised laboratory projects involving original research and leading to the production of a thesis. Seminars, essays and a literature survey in areas of biomedical sciences that form the background to work undertaken in the research project.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) Honours programme aims to develop independent learning and research skills. With a focus on "hands-on" training in scientific research that ensures a thorough grounding in major methodologies common to most biomedical sciences disciplines, our graduates are well-placed to progress to a research career.

The BBiomedSc Honours programme is available on the Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch campuses of the University of Otago.

Paper title Research in Drugs and Human Health
Paper code BMED4AF
Subject Biomedical Sciences
EFTS 1.0000
Points 120 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 19 November 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,691.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $35,048.00

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Limited to
BBiomedSc(Hons)
Eligibility
Applicants must have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc), or an equivalent qualification, with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers. Applicants must normally have passed papers worth at least 126 points, at 200-level or above, during their third year of study.
Contact
susan.butt@otago.ac.nz
stephen.bunn@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
The research projects are supervised by individual staff members, appropriate to the specific research area and appointed by the Board of Studies.
Paper Structure
The programme is a 120-point "research-only" degree, commencing in late February with a thesis submission date in late October. There are no formal 400-level papers, but there is a common coursework module (with "local" variations depending on the campus at which the student is enrolled). Students are also required to submit a literature review. Components of the programme include:
  • Research thesis - based on an original research investigation in a specific area of interest
  • Literature review - a review and interpretation of significant literature relevant to the research area in which the Honours project is based
  • Coursework module - Local variations depending on the campus at which the student is enrolled. Comprises a critical review of literature taught in a journal club format (Dunedin campus), tutorials and practical sessions (Christchurch campus), tutorials and workshops on research methods and ethics and statistics (Wellington campus)
Teaching Arrangements
Individual research mentorship
Small group seminars and journal clubs
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper. Students will be provided with course Guidelines.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The BBiomedSc Honours programme entails a supervised laboratory project involving original research and leading to the production of a thesis. Aspects include: seminar, journal clubs and a literature review in areas of biomedical sciences that form the background to the work undertaken in the literature review.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 19 November 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

BMED 4AF-GF entail supervised laboratory projects involving original research and leading to the production of a thesis. Seminars, essays and a literature survey in areas of biomedical sciences that form the background to work undertaken in the research project.

Paper title Research in Drugs and Human Health
Paper code BMED4AF
Subject Biomedical Sciences
EFTS 1.0000
Points 120 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 19 November 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,845.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $36,099.00

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Limited to
BBiomedSc(Hons)

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 19 November 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None