units

MHS5000

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2014 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Berwick First semester 2014 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2014 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Berwick Second semester 2014 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2014 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Berwick Summer semester A 2014 (Day)
Berwick Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2014 (Day)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2014 (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.

Outcomes

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)

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.