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CRH5032

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Margaret Stebbing

Synopsis

Designed to support in the preparation for the independent research project (minor thesis). It contains a theoretical component, but is aimed at teaching practical research skills. Students are taught how to translate their thoughts and interests into a sound research project by undertaking a critical review of the literature, developing a research proposal and preparing an ethics application.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Communicate an understanding of the use of research as a basis for decision making in the health care policy and clinical arena particularly in its application to health care practice;
  2. Undertake a critical analysis of the research literature in response to the proposed research question;
  3. Develop a research proposal which explains the selection of appropriate research questions, designs and implementation plans within a health or community setting;
  4. Prepare an ethics application which examines the ethical considerations, legislation and guidelines in promoting ethical conduct in research.

Assessment

Literature review (2500 words)(40%)
Research proposal (2500 words)(40%)
Ethics application (1000 words)(20%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Margaret Stebbing

Prerequisites

Must be enrolled in course code 3897
Must have passed CRH5001