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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

18 points, SCA Band 3, 0.375 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedDaybox Second semester (extended) 2011 (HILL)
Daycaulfield First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Daynott Second semester (extended) 2011 (HILL)
Dayother-aust First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Bendigo First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Bendigo Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Box First semester (extended) 2011 (HILL)
Caulfield Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Moe First semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Moe Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Nott First semester (extended) 2011 (HILL)
Australia (Other) Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Juanita Fernando


Students undertaking this unit will be placed with a research group in a work-based research department or unit of the University to undertake the research project component of the course. Students will have the opportunity to undertake projects in areas that may be clinically or laboratory based and students can select from a wide range of projects. The research project year requires completion of all the elements for a presentation of research project including oral presentations, literature review and thesis.


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

  • frame a research question and outline a research proposal;
  • retrieve, interpret and critically review the scientific literature relevant to their research project;
  • construct a literature review relevant to their research project;
  • employ a variety of scientific procedures and techniques that are essential to the satisfactory completion and reporting of a research project;
  • utilize a range of technical skills appropriate to the discipline relevant to their research project;
  • describe the research methodology for their research project;
collect, manage and analyse data acquired from their research activities;
  • document research findings;
  • effectively communicate in both oral and written presentations to a scientific audience; and
  • discuss ethical requirements relevant to their research project.


Research proposal: 20%
Mid year progress report: 50%
Seminar/ oral presentation: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ben Canny

Contact hours

Average 36 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science


MED4201 Research Methods 1


MED4101, MED4102