MAP5000 - Research in advanced health professional practice - 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 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)

Berwick

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

Clayton

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

Peninsula

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

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 equip students with the skills to design a research protocol for implementation in the post-requisite unit MAP5010 Advanced health practice research project (for the 24 credit point research project)or MAP5001 and MAP5002 (for the 36 credit point minor thesis). This will provide 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.

Successful completion of MAP5000 and MAP5010 or 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. 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 (upper limit of 5,000 words - supervisory guidance) (50%) (Hurdle)
  • Research proposal or methodological chapter (upper limit of 3,000 words - supervisory guidance) (50%) (Hurdle)
  • Completion of the research integrity module (Hurdle)
  • Completion of an ethics application (if applicable) (Hurdle)

Assessment strategy is guided by the notional hours of effort approach.

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

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