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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Ysanne Chapman


This unit provides students with the opportunity to encounter a challenging research environment through the interaction of philosophical paradigms and extension of theoretical knowledge and acquisitions of skills to facilitate the undertaking of a research project. The unit will build upon knowledge gained in the second year unit Research in Nursing Practice.


At the completion of the unit the students will be expected to:

  1. evaluate and utilise appropriate philosophical foundations of research;
  2. distinguish and critique quantitative and qualitative methodologies; and
  3. develop and utilise research skills in the following areas:-
    1. advanced online searching
    2. documentation management
    3. data collection methods and analysis.


Oral seminar paper on a research philosopher/philosophy: 30%
Data analysis exercise: 30%
essay/critique on research methodologies (2500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ysanne Chapman




Available to students undertaking Honours degree of Bachelor of Nursing or Honours degree of Bachelor of Midwifery only