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MHS5001 - Research ethics and conduct

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2009 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2009 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2009 (Day)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2009 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2009 (Day)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This is the second unit in the formal requirement for the completion of either a project or minor thesis, as part of a Masters degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. . Students will be required to complete complete an ethics application and to finalise specific issues surrounding their choice of research design, data collection methods and participant recruitment procedures. Students will work closely with a research supervisor to decide upon an appropriate site and source of data and to secure appropriate approvals from any relevant organisation (e.g., multiple ethics applications may be required). Satisfactory progress in relation to the research is a prerequisite for enrolment in the next unit in the research thesis sequence.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their awareness of ethical and privacy issues as they apply to their research proposal;
  2. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones (e.g., submission of ethics proposal);
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback;
  4. Respond appropriately to the realities of research project issues including identification of a research site (or sites) and recruitment of participants.

Assessment

Students will be required to submit Progress Report 2 (100%)
Complete and submit a Monash SCERH ethical application (hurdle requirement).

Off-campus attendance requirements

12 hours or 156 hours per semester.

Prohibitions

MFM2001, Any MRU unit.

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