BMS508 Research Proposal (8)


Students prepare and justify in writing a detailed research proposal plus a literature review in preparation for the research. Other requirements include completing and submitting (where necessary) relevant CSU human and/or animal ethical approval procedures and other approvals that may be required. Furthermore the student is required to obtain the necessary approvals to carry out research from the institution where the research will be carried out.

+ 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: BMS508
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

Assumed Knowledge

BMS500 or equivalent postgraduate research methods subject

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to Biomedical Sciences postgraduate students
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill of information and literature searching;
  • be able to collate, evaluate and critically review information on a specific topic;
  • have developed skills in drafting and writing a research proposal, including completion of all ethical requirements and other approvals.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • preparation of a substantial written review of the scientific literature on a selected topic;
  • preparation of a detailed written proposal for a research project (including human/animal ethics considerations);
  • preparation and application of ethics approval from CSU and from authorities where the research will be done.


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.