Critical Care Honours Program

The Department of Critical Care Honours Program is designed to offer research projects directly relevant to acute human disease and treatment of the high-risk, deteriorating and critical ill patient.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine Critical Care honours program will commence from 2022. Projects offered are from leading clinician scientists in the areas of anaesthesia, emergency medicine and intensive care medicine, across a range of University-affiliated hospital sites. All supervisors have prominent national or international profiles with outstanding track records of exceptional mentorship and supervision.

The research project is complemented by a series of advanced seminars in critical care research. The focus of the coursework is to provide students a comprehensive knowledge base to facilitate a pragmatic approach that can be used for both research and clinical care purposes. All of the projects offer the opportunity of progression on to higher degrees including a PhD or continued participation during a postgraduate professional degree (e.g. medicine).

From later this year, prospective students will be able to enrol in the following degree choosing the Critical Care specialisation:

Research projects and supervision

  • Research projects offered by individual research groups within the department have been overseen by the Research Committee
  • All projects address fundamental scientific questions/ or key questions in improving care for the high-risk, deteriorating and critical ill patients
  • Supervisors have extensive experience in research and graduate supervision and student assessment
  • Two supervisors are assigned to every student to ensure the best quality student experience
  • A comprehensive seminar program complements the research project, comprising weekly presentations from world leading critical care researchers.


  • BIOM40001 Introduction to Biomedical Research (12.5 points)
  • Advancing Critical Care Medicine (12.5 points) - seminar series
  • Research Project – Critical Care Part 1 (25 points)
  • Research Project – Critical Care Part 2 (75 points)


Honours Coordinator:

Associate Professor Adam Deane