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MHS5000

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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit is the first of the formal requirements of the project or minor thesis component of many of the Masters degrees in the faculty. Students will identify a research project, develop the research question and protocol including the conduct of a literature review. This is a core unit and must be undertaken as part of a minor thesis or project enrolment.

Objectives

By the completion of this unit student's will be able to:

  1. Describe the theoretical basis behind their topic and research design
  2. Develop a research question
  3. Demonstrate a collaborative and critical approach to research
  4. Identify the issues related to the conduct of the proposed research

Assessment

Literature review up to 4000-5000 words (hurdle requirement)
Research proposal up to 1500-2000 words (hurdle requirement)
Contact with supervisor (hurdle requirement)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Lisa McKenna

Off-campus attendance requirements

12 hours or 156 hours per semester.

Prerequisites

Pre-requisites may be applicable depending on the course you are enrolled in. Please contact to your department course administrator who will be able to assist.

Prohibitions

MFM2001, Any MRU unit.