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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
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr A Nichol


An overview of measures and issues in clinical research; sampling and inference; selecting items, reducing items and creating aggregate scores; inter-rater and intra-rater reliability; reliability and interval consistency of responses; assessing the validity of measures; responsiveness of measures to significant clinical change; strategies for gathering data; wording of questions and design of response categories; data entry and management and handling of missing data.


On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply measurement principles and methods in the critical assessment;
  2. develop measures employed in clinical and epidemiological research.


Written/online weekly assessment tasks 50%
Final assignment 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor A Nichol

Contact hours

15 Contact hours over 2 days

Off-campus attendance requirements

15 contact hours over 2 days


MPH1040 and MPH1041 or MPH1030 and MPH1031

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: