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MHP5192

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 is the second unit in the formal requirements for completion of the Research Thesis - Master of Psychology (Health). Students will be required to 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 MHP Research Thesis sequence.

Objectives

At completion of this unit students will:

  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
  5. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to identify an appropriate and realistic research proposal
  6. Anticipate the realities of issues related to their research proposal (e.g., the feasibility of their project, possible research sites, participant recruitment methods, ethical issues)

Assessment

Written research proposal (2,000 words)
Ethics application (hurdle requirement)
Progress report (hurdle requirement)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Felicity Allen

Prerequisites

MHP5011, MHP5051, MHP5032, MHP5052, MHP5062 or MHP5071,
MHP5082, MHP5072, MHP5191, MHP5081

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

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