MAP5001 - Preparatory minor thesis - 2019

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 2019 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (On-campus)

Clayton

  • First semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (On-campus)

Peninsula

  • First semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (On-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 designed to allow students to implement the research proposal developed in the prerequisite units. Students will develop skills in gathering and interrogating data using acceptable analytical processes, and developing an informed and defensible conclusion.

Through an iterative and collaborative process with their supervisor, students will progress their work, which they will communicate to a professional audience.

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 completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Collect data in accordance with the accepted standards of scientific research, and within the boundaries of any ethics approval;
  2. Demonstrate skills in the organisation, analysis and interpretation of data according to accepted scientific research standards;
  3. Synthesise critical arguments in relation to the existing literature about the topic;
  4. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills that meet the academic standards associated with research;
  5. Effectively manage time and resources to achieve pre-determined goals.

Assessment

  • Co-signed revised semester plan, including timeline and goal checkpoints (Hurdle)
  • Supervisory partnership agreement (Hurdle)
  • Oral presentation (20 minutes)(Hurdle)
  • Documented supervisory meetings (Hurdle)
  • Draft chapter(s) of the minor thesis* (10000 words equivalence) (Hurdle)

This unit will be awarded a non-examinable grade of NE.

* Note that the results chapter may optionally take the form of a ready-for-submission journal article rather than a standard chapter, if this is appropriate for the student's discipline.

Workload requirements

Minimum 1 hour per week consultation with supervisor either face-to-face or electronically, 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