units

MAP5000

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 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 2015 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Berwick First semester 2015 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2015 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Berwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Summer semester A 2015 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Summer semester A 2015 (Off-campus)
Berwick Summer semester A 2015 (Day)
Berwick Summer semester A 2015 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2015 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2015 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2015 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Summer semester B 2015 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Summer semester B 2015 (Off-campus)
Berwick Summer semester B 2015 (Day)
Berwick Summer semester B 2015 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester B 2015 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester B 2015 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Summer semester B 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Summer semester B 2015 (Off-campus)
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Notes

Please note that the first point of contact for this unit should be your Course Coordinator in the School or Department in which you are enrolled.

Synopsis

This unit is designed to equip health practitioners with the skills to confidently and successfully conduct professional focused research of interest to them. Students will review existing research literature, create a research question, select an appropriate methodology and finalise a research protocol for institutional ethics approval.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Synthesise and refine critical arguments in relation to the scientific literature of relevance to the research question.
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities of scientific investigation.
  3. Refine a research question grounded in the critical review of the literature.
  4. Justify an appropriate research methodology.
  5. Create and refine a rigorous and feasible research protocol that includes data collection methods and participant recruitment procedures.
  6. Prepare a submission for ethics committee approval.

Assessment

Literature review (4,000 - 5,000 words) (50%)
Research proposal or methodological chapter (3,000 words) (35%)
Ethical issues critique or a critique of methodological rigour (1,500 words) (15%)
Completion of an ethics application (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

On-campus and Off-campus:
1 hour per fortnight consultation with supervisor either face to face or electronic, 11 hours per week directed research activities which may include on-line tasks (project dependent), 12 hours per week for self-directed study.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Nursing, Health professional education

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in a postgraduate program in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.