This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in either nursing or midwifery for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing and/or the Bachelor of Midwifery, or a comparable degree course.
You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher-level research in nursing for graduates with a nursing degree, or in midwifery for graduates with a midwifery degree.
Students who have both a degree in nursing and a degree in midwifery may, with agreement of their supervisor, undertake a combined honours over the one year of full-time study specialising in both fields.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- critically review scientific literature in nursing and health or midwifery and health
- describe the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
- develop a proposal for a research project
- apply for ethical approval for projects, where necessary
- execute and analyse a research project, or a set of studies
- undertake computer-based data manipulation and analysis
- present research findings, both written and orally, to a specialist audience
- write up scientific work in a format suitable for publication
- perform a range of technical skills appropriate to your research project
- demonstrate understanding of the research process in an area relating to nursing and/or midwifery.
This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. You will develop advanced theoretical knowledge and research methodologies appropriate to your area of specialisation, nursing or midwifery, and plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.
This course comprises 48 points including a blend of research and coursework. The focus of your study within each of these units will be either nursing or midwifery or a blend of the two.
- NUR4401 Clinical honours thesis I: Applied research methods and skills
- NUR4402 Clinical honours thesis II: Framing a research proposal
- NUR4403 Clinical honours thesis III: Conducting a research project
- NUR4404 Clinical honours thesis IV: Analysing and reporting research
Satisfactory completion of this course may provide credit toward a Monash master's by coursework degree and will provide the preparation necessary to undertake a master's by research degree or a doctoral (PhD) degree.