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.

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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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.


This 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.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.