units

MHS5001

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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula First 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)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This is the second unit in the formal requirement for the completion of either a project or minor thesis, as part of a Masters degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Students will be required to complete an ethics application and to finalise specific issues surrounding their choice of research design, data collection methods and participant recruitment procedures. Students will work closely with a research supervisor to decide upon an appropriate site and source of data and to secure appropriate approvals from any relevant organisation (e.g., multiple ethics applications may be required). Satisfactory progress in relation to the research is a prerequisite for enrolment in the next unit in the research thesis sequence.

Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate their awareness of ethical and privacy issues as they apply to their research proposal;
  2. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones (e.g., submission of ethics proposal);
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback;
  4. Respond appropriately to the realities of research project issues including identification of a research site (or sites) and recruitment of participants.

Assessment

Students will be required to submit Progress Report 2 (100%)
Complete and submit a Monash SCERH ethical application (hurdle requirement)

Chief examiner(s)

TBA

Off-campus attendance requirements

12 hours per week or 156 hours per semester.

Prohibitions

MFM2001, any MRU unit.