MAP5010 - Advanced health practice research project - 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

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 A 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 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 A 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 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 A 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

MAP5000.

Prohibitions

MAP5001.

Synopsis

MAP5010 is designed to allow students to implement the research proposal developed in the prerequisite unit (MAP5000 - Research in Advanced Health Care Practice). Students will develop skills in gathering data, interrogating it using acceptable analytical processes, and developing an informed and defensible conclusion.

Through an iterative and collaborative intellectual process with their supervisor, students will create either a written research report or a ready-for-submission journal article.

The work will be also be presented orally to an academic and professional audience.

Successful completion of MAP5000 and MAP5010 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. 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 writing skills that meet the academic standards associated with a research-informed investigation.
  5. Generate defensible conclusions in respect to the significance of any research findings.
  6. Orally communicate and defend research findings.
  7. Effectively manage time and resources in a collaborative manner to achieve pre-determined goals.

Assessment

  • Co-signed revised semester plan, including timeline and goal checkpoints (Hurdle)
  • Supervisory partnership agreement (Hurdle)
  • Documented supervisory meetings (Hurdle)
  • Draft report (Hurdle)
  • Research report (8000-10000 words) or as a ready-for-submission article prepared for submission to a relevant, peer-reviewed academic publication

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