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ILP & Honours

Independent Learning Project & Honours

The ILP/Honours project year aims to promote lifelong learning patterns and skills which will enable students to approach future medical challenges in their careers with a rigor and depth not possible without a detailed knowledge of the formal processes of research, literature appraisal, data collection, analysis and presentation.

The ILP / Honours year is undertaken in 4th year and aims to provide UNSW medical students with a period of in-depth study that engenders an approach to medicine that is constantly questioning and self-critical. 

The School of Women's & Children's Health is a very popular School in which to undertake an ILP or Honours project, with many past students obtaining peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and an enhanced integration of research and its translation into clinical practice.

Information for Students:

For general information, please visit the UNSW Medicine website:

ILP Awards 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 ILP Awards.


Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Overall Winner O&G: Ning Zhang

What is the optimum number of oocytes to achieve a successful fresh assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle?

Supervisors: Dr Katie Harris & A/Prof Georgina Chambers


People’s Choice O&G: Rose Kennedy

The P4 Study: Subsequent Pregnancy Maternal Physiology after Hypertensive and Normotensive Pregnancies.

Supervisors: Dr Amanda Henry & Lynne Roberts




Overall Winner Paeds: Isabelle McKay

Evaluating the Alimentary and Respiratory Tracts in Health and disease (the EARTH Study).

Supervisors: Dr Keith Ooi & Dr Michael Coffey


People’s Choice Paeds: Mian Yang

Sleep Disturbances in Children and Adolescents with Kidney Transplantation.

Supervisors: Dr Sean Kennedy & Dr Sandra Chuang


Information Evenings:

Annually in March, the School of Women's & Children's Health holds information evenings for prospective students.

Supervisors introduce their teams, give a brief overview of their research and available projects, and their expectations of students.  Following the presenations, students are encourage to approach supervisors for further information with the aim of negotiating a project for next year.

Please find documents from the latest Information Evening below:

Support for Students:

The School of Women's & Children's Health provides support with biostatistics, ethics & governance, IT access, hotdesks, breakout space, meeting rooms, and kitchen facilities.
The Head of School, Director of Education, and ILP & Honours Coordinator provide additional support for students, outside of their supervisors.

Information for Supervisors:

Interested in supervising an ILP / Honours student?

The School of Women's & Children's Health have put together a brief summary document to help answer some of your intial questions. 
Information is subject to change, annually.  For the most up-to-date information, refer to the UNSW Medicine webpage.


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