Research Project

Unit code: HBM3105 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
St Albans
HBM3101 - Research Methods
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The Research Project unit of study is an individual program of supervised research in which the student, in consultation with the project supervisor, designs, conducts and disseminates the outcomes of a specific project. Research placements enable students to undertake a structured work experience program as an integral part of their degree course. Gaining practical experience in their chosen field enables students to test interest and ability in these areas.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Design, conduct and manage a research project;
  2. Work independently or part of a team with minimal supervision on a research-based work or laboratory project, and demonstrate time management and project-related organisational skills;
  3. Articulate and justify research questions/project objectives and methods;
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in writing a research/work-based project final report, including a rationale and a summary of strengths and limitations;
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in disseminating derived research/workplace findings to peers and the VU Medical Sciences/Public Health community.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 15%
Supervisor assessment of work performance
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 55%
Research project report (3000 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Oral poster presentation (5mins + 5mins questions)

Required reading

Selected material as advised by the project supervisor

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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