BMS508 Research Proposal (8)

In this subject, a student learns preparation for research including writing an informative research proposal as well as completing ethics application(s) and other application(s) required. A comprehensive and critical literature review in the area of study is also done to give the student a deep and wide knowledge of the research topic. Student will be equipped with knowledge of the general requirements to carry out research, which is useful for example, in management and in teaching as well as in research supervisory role for undergraduates. This subject requires background in basic research statistics and research methodology.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to Biomedical Sciences postgraduate students

Assumed Knowledge

BMS500 or equivalent postgraduate research methods subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Locate, review, appraise and synthesise academic literature relevant to a specific topic;
  • Identify a gap in the relevant literature and formulate a research question
  • Develop a research proposal, including completion of ethical requirements and other approvals required for research


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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BMS508 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Research proposal
Literature review
Ethics application for research
Approval letter(s) for research

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.