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
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
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
Assumed Knowledge
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.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.