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
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Term 2 (15)
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
Restricted to Biomedical Sciences postgraduate students
Assumed Knowledge
Incompatable Subjects
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
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

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.