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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrea Reupert


This unit aims to orientate the student to research through an exploration of the nature of health professional research. The unit will assist students to interpret published research and enhance their appreciation of the ethical issues that health researchers face. The delivery of the unit is via WebCT.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be expected to:

  1. Recognise and appreciate the importance of research to health care practice;
  2. Critically appraise research reports;
  3. Discuss the application of various research methods to their own practice;
  4. Identify a range of health care problems that could be investigated by research;
  5. Develop skills related to the design, implementation and evaluation of research proposals;
  6. Apply selected findings to health and health-related research to improve practice.


Written assignment (50%)
Written assisgnment: Finding, reading and critiquing research literature (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andrea Reupert