BMS510 Dissertation (32)

After learning about the preparation for research in BMS508 (Research Proposal) or in an equivalent subject, a student carries out the research. This subject is an original independent research in biomedical science involving critical evaluation of existing data and/or collection, analysis and interpretation of new data. The student also learns the preparation of a manuscript based on the research, for publication in a journal. Thus, at the completion of this subject, a student will have carried out an independent research and written a manuscript for a journal. Students in this subject are expected to produce work at a standard worthy of publication in a peer reviewed journal. 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: BMS510. 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



Two sessions


School of Biomedical Sciences


( BMS500 or PHM500 ) and BMS508

Incompatible Subjects

BMS509, BMS518, HLT509, HLT522, PHM509

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to write a literature review that demonstrates analysis, evaluation and review of research literature and data exhibiting coherent and advanced knowledge in a specialized area of research
  • be able to undertake independent scholarship and/or research applicable to biomedical or related sciences
  • be able to analyse, interpret and present research findings i.e. preparation of a manuscript for publication in a refereed journal and/or to present research findings at scientific meetings


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • There is no set syllabus in this subject. In collaboration with their supervisors, students will develop a study plan suitable to their project

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BMS510 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 portfolio

Special Resources

Students are responsible for all finances and other resources associated with their 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.