BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods (8)


This subject considers the concept of research in the Biomedical Sciences such that students acquire the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS500
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to Biomedical Sciences postgraduate students
Incompatible subject(s)
HLT505 PHM500 PHM508

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* understand the concepts of research in the biomedical sciences and be able to apply them;
* demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1: Introduction to Biomedical Research * The Scientific Method in health research * Research Planning * Research planning * Sampling methods; Module 2: Research Skills * Experimental design; * Surveys * Qualitative field research; * Data collection * Questionnaire design * Measurement and instrumentation Module 3: Data summarisation/presentation and statistical analysis * Descriptive statistics * Organisation and presentation of data * Inferential statistics * Probability and sampling distributions * Hypothesis testing * Selection and use of statistical tests


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.