BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic (8)


This subject considers issues that may confront a graduate medical scientist. Topics covered include methods of information retrieval from published literature and report writing. A literature survey on a selected topic from medical science will be presented both as a written report, a poster and an oral seminar.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS301
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the B Medical Science course, B Medical Science/ B Medical and Applied Biotechnology double degree program or postgraduate Respiratory Science students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* appreciate the organisation and structure of the scientific literature;
* be able to apply knowledge of medical science information sources to literature searching;
* be able to collect, collate and critically review information on a specific topic;
* be able to apply scientific conventions commonly used both in the presentation of an oral seminar, a scientific poster and in a written report;
* be able to describe in depth a specific area of medical science through the medium of the literature review.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The syllabus will cover the following topics: * information sources in medical science; abstracting journals, computer data bases, use of original articles and of reviews; * scientific writing and verbal presentation of information; * a substantial review of the scientific literature on a selected topic of medical science, presented both in written form, a poster and as an oral seminar.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.