Applied Research

Unit set code: HMIAPP | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
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This Minor provides the opportunity for students to focus on theoretical and practical skills essential for Biomedical Research. The importance of biomedical research in developing new treatments and understanding the underlying mechanisms of diseases underpins this minor. Following on from first year core units students will further develop their understanding of qualitative and quantitative research with an emphasis on critically reviewing scientific literature, statistical analysis and effective scientific communication.

Unit set structure

For a minor study students must complete forty-eight (48) credit points of study, comprising:

  • Four (4) Specialist Area units.
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Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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