MAP5002 - Minor thesis - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Professor. Marilyn Baird

Coordinator(s)

mnhs-student-admin@monash.edu

Unit guides

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (Off-campus)

Berwick

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (Off-campus)

Clayton

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (Off-campus)

Peninsula

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (Off-campus)

Prerequisites

Students enrolled in course 4519 must have passed SRH5003. All other students must have passed MAP5000.

Co-requisites

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

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 the final unit in a sequence of three units designed for students who have elected to complete a minor thesis and use the study as evidence of independent research experience in an application for entry into the PhD program. Using the research protocol developed in the context of the prerequisite unit MAP5000 and the project completed for MAP5001 students will develop advanced skills in gathering and interrogating data using acceptable analytical processes and developing an informed and defensible conclusion.

Successful completion of MAP5000, MAP5001 and MAP5002 with an overall grade of 70 Distinction or above may permit a student to apply for a graduate research program including the PhD at Monash University.

Outcomes

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

  1. Complete the collection of data in accordance with the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities of scientific investigation, the research paradigm informing the research process and the overarching ethics approval.
  2. Organise, analyse and interpret data meaningfully and according to the accepted practices within the research paradigm informing the research process.
  3. Synthesise critical arguments in relation to the existing literature about the topic.
  4. Generate defensible conclusions in respect to the significance of any research findings.
  5. Demonstrate writing skills that meet the academic standards associated with a thesis.
  6. Communicate research findings to a wider professional audience.
  7. Manage time and resources in a collaborative manner.
  8. Defend an informed position relative to a defined body of knowledge.

Assessment

  • Minor research thesis (20,000 words)
  • Public defence of thesis (15 minute oral) (Hurdle)
  • Documented supervisory meetings (Hurdle)
  • Mid enrolment progress report (Hurdle)
  • Minor thesis draft (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 (thesis dependent), 12 hours per week for self-directed study.

See also Unit timetable information

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