Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
OfferedCaulfield Full year 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Penny Hasking


This is the third, and final, unit in the formal requirements for completion of the Research Thesis - Master of Psychology (Health). Students will be required to recruit participants and collect data in accordance with their initial research design and proposed analysis. Students will continue to work closely with their research supervisor to collect and analyse data. Students will complete and submit their Research Report for evaluation. Students are also required to submit a poster which summarises their research. The poster will be displayed at an appropriate on-campus school. Supervision will continue until the report is submitted and students will be encouraged to consider both the strengths and limitations of their research as well as to address any directions for future research in their chosen research area.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their ability to manage data collection and analysis
  2. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback
  4. Have experienced and responded appropriately to the realities of research project issues (e.g., ethical and practical issues surrounding confidentiality, data management)
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to write in a format and style appropriate to an academic publication
  6. Analyse and present data in a clear, concise and systematic manner
  7. Recognise the strengths and limitations of their research design
  8. Suggest directions for future research in their specialist area
  9. Experience the practicalities of research project management


Progress report (hurdle requirement)
Poster presentation (hurdle requirement)
Research report. (5,000-7,000 words)

Chief examiner(s)


MHP5011, MHP5051, MHP5032, MHP5052, MHP5062 or MHP5071, MHP5082, MHP5072, MHP5191, MHP5081, MHP5192

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