Course Title: Medical Radiations Thesis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Radiations Thesis

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 disseminate your research project findings via an oral and written presentation.

Through supervisor and collaborator guidance you will learn and develop:

  • Your scientific writing and communication skills appropriate to the discipline area of your research project.
  • The ability to analyse and communicate experimental data in appropriate scientific form and length.
  • A capacity to write within defined presentation guidelines and create a bibliography in a recognised scientific communications format.
  • A greater depth of knowledge in your major study discipline.

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:

  • An understanding of the role and importance of evidence in the continuous evolution of scientific knowledge.
  • An understanding of the significance of your research project to your field of specialization and to society.

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:

  • Gather, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a range of sources relevant to a scientific research topic.
  • Have the ability to accurately record, analyse, interpret and critically evaluate your research findings.

PLO4. Effective communication:

  • Communicate the results of a scientific investigation using effective oral, written and presentation skills and appropriate terminology for the intended audience.

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. Compile a written thesis in a form similar to that required for a peer-reviewed international scientific journal.

CLO2. Verbally communicate and defend your scientific research work.

Overview of Learning Activities

At the end of this course you will submit a written thesis in a written form similar to that required for a peer-reviewed international scientific journal and participate in an oral defence of your thesis.

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


Overview of Learning Resources

Supervisor, collaborators and research peers. RMIT University and School of Medical Science research facilities. Honours program workshops.

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: Written research project thesis with oral defence

Weighting 100%

The assessment in this course caps the three nested scientific research project courses Introduction to Research Project, Data Collection and Analysis and Medical Radiations Thesis. 

You will submit a research thesis for assessment by RMIT academic or research staff and external assessors. The thesis will be graded according to content, organisation, presentation and references. Requirements and marking criteria will be available to students via myRMIT. Supervisor editorial comment of the written thesis is limited to two (2) drafts.

Students will have an oral defence of their written thesis in the presence of examiners and supervisors. Supervisors will provide a report of student performance during the year.

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2.

This task is part of the research component of BH058P12.