Course Title: Medical Radiations Data Collection and Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Radiations Data Collection and Analysis

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Dr Narin Osman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6686

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is only available to Honours students who have met the selection criteria for BH058P12, the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours).

Course Description

In this course you will apply the scientific research methods and skills you have acquired to undertake your research project. This involves performing advanced research on your chosen research topic. In the process you will also develop a greater understanding and skills in how to disseminate research findings.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH058P12, the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours):

PLO1. Understanding Science:

  • Understand the scientific method and an ability to apply the scientific method in practice.
  • An understanding of the role and importance of evidence in the continuous evolution of scientific knowledge. 

PLO2. Scientific knowledge:

  • Have advanced knowledge in specialized areas of your chosen discipline.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methodology appropriate to your discipline.

PLO3. Inquiry and problem solving:

  • Be able to choose appropriate tools and methods to solve scientific problems within your area of specialization.
  • Possess an ability to accurately record, analyse, interpret and critically evaluate your research findings.

PLO5. Personal and professional responsibility:

  • Demonstrate accountability for your own learning and professional conduct.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independence.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

CLO1. Perform research and record scientific data according to Australian government regulations.

CLO2. Employ appropriate statistical analysis to your research project data.

CLO3. Analyse and communicate experimental research data.

CLO4. Use scientific writing skills appropriate for the discipline area of your research project to disseminate your research findings..

Overview of Learning Activities

Through workshops you will develop a greater understanding and skills in research project data processing and statistical analysis.


Apply skills that assist you to organise and integrate your research project data and information into a coherent and logical evaluation.


The research project learning activities will vary depending on the individual project. They will comprise skills particular to the experiments or procedures of the specific research project and include problem solving, guided by your supervisors advice, experience and published literature. Discussion and reflection with your supervisor, collaborators and peers.

Study hours will vary with individual research projects and will be guided by project supervisors.

Overview of Learning Resources


Workshops by internal and external experts who provide pre-workshop activities, notes and post-workshop review covering scientific writing and statistical analysis of data are designed to develop your practical skills to use for preparing your dissertation and thesis.

Discussion with supervisors will allow you to develop a comprehension of the significance of your collected data in regard to published scientific literature.

Laboratory and RMIT University research facilities.

Overview of Assessment


☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment Task: Individual research project tasks and analysis

Weighting 100%

You will be provided regular formative feedback by your supervisor in relation to the performance of you research project. This course is part of a nested series of research project courses that have a combined formal assessment at the end of the final semester of the program. The main component of the honours year is the research project that is undertaken and assessed in a dissertation and submission of a thesis.

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4.

This task is part of the research component of BH058P12.