Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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18 points, SCA Band 1, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester to First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester to First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Penny Hasking


Students are required to conduct a research project based on the research proposal. This will involve collecting data and analysing it in an appropriate manner. Students will be required to submit written progress reports to their supervisors at regular intervals throughout the year. Students will write up the research in the form of a research report and a review of relevant literature.


In undertaking this unit, students will:

  1. learn the skills of producing a literature review relevant to the topic of their research;
  2. collect, analyse, and interpret data; and
  3. produce an independent assessable research report according to the specifications of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association which will be ready to submit for publication.


Literature review (30%)
Research report (70%) Oral presentation (on campus)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Penny Hasking

Contact hours

First and Second Semesters (full year)


PSY4502 & PSY4510