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MHP5192 - Research ethics and conduct

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Penny Hasking


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This is the second unit in the formal requirements for completion of the Research Thesis - Master of Psychology (Health). Students will be required to complete an ethics application and to finalise specific issues surrounding their choice of research design, data collection methods and participant recruitment procedures. Students will work closely with a research supervisor to decide upon an appropriate site and source of data and to secure appropriate approvals from any relevant organisation (e.g., multiple ethics applications may be required). Satisfactory progress in relation to the research is a prerequisite for enrolment in the next unit in the MHP Research Thesis sequence.


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate their awareness of ethical and privacy issues as they apply to their research proposal;
  2. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones (e.g., submission of ethics proposal);
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback;
  4. Respond appropriately to the realities of research project issues including identification of a research site (or sites) and recruitment of participants.


Students will be required to submit Progress Report 2 and to complete and submit a Monash SCERH ethical application before progressing to MHP5193 (hurdle requirements).


MHP5011, MHP5051, MHP5032, MHP5052, MHP5062 or MHP5071,