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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Ms Kirstie Galbraith


This unit will enable students to consolidate their skills in performing practice based research. Didactic lectures will cover topics such as: performing practice based research, writing project/grant proposals and ethics submissions, qualitative versus quantitative research, managing and analysing data. Detailed information will also be provided to students regarding the allocation and roles of supervisors at the University and hospital, as well as the assessments required for this series of subjects. The research project commenced in Clinical Research I will be continued in Clinical Research II in semester 3, and Clinical Research III in semester 4, of the part-time program.


At the completion of this unit the participant will be able to

  • develop a research proposal for a practice based research project
  • write a project/grant proposal
  • write and submit an ethics proposal
  • decide on the correct methodology and analysis for their chosen project
  • demonstrate an appropriate level of maturity and independence in developing a practice based research protocol


+ Class presentation of research project proposal 45 %;
+ written submission of proposal & (if required) ethics submission: 45%;
+ Monash supervisor mark: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Kirstie Galbraith


Before undertaking this subject students must have achieved a minimum grade of 65% in
+ ECX9720 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and
+ VCG5011 Evidence Based Practice.