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MHP5191

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Penny Hasking

Synopsis

This unit is the first of the formal requirements for completion of the Research Thesis in Master of Psychology (Health). Students will be introduced to research design issues and common methods for conducting quantitative and qualitative research in health psychology. Students will also begin the process of identifying a feasible, realistic and appropriate research project which makes a specific contribution to the health psychology literature. Students will be instructed in common problems reviewing the research literature on a health psychology topic and supervised to complete their own literature review on a specific topic.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate their ability to conduct an appropriately thorough and, where necessary, interdisciplinary review of research and theory in a particular area
  2. Describe the theoretical basis behind their research topic and chosen research design
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback

Assessment

Literature review 4,000-5000 words
Progress report (hurdle requirement)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Felicity Allen

Off-campus attendance requirements

Attendance at workshops on research design.

Prerequisites

MHP5011, MHP5051, MHP5032, MHP5052, MHP5062, or MHP5071, MHP5082, MHP5072

Co-requisites

MHP5081

Prohibitions

MHP5093

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/spppm/