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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 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
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ingrid Brooks


The student will currently be taking or about to commence a work-based project. The student will gain their employer's support and prepare a project brief in the form of a learning contract which will then be discussed with the unit coordinator and signed off by both the student and the unit coordinator. An appropriately qualified and experienced industry leader and/or academic will be appointed as co-supervisor with the unit coordinator. The unit will require the student to define the problem/question/task, identify an appropriate theoretical model/methodology, collect the necessary data, undertake the analysis and prepare the report.


On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically review and analyse the literature on a current issue in community based emergency health.
  2. Design, develop and implement a work-based project.
  3. Demonstrate skill in accessing information, critical appraisal, reflective practice and independent scholarship.
  4. Demonstrate communication skills in both oral and written presentations to an audience of community based emergency health professionals.
  5. Write up a work-based project that is suitable for publication.
  6. Contribute to enhancing an aspect of community based emergency health.


Preparation of project brief and learning contract (1,000 words) 10%, Participation in regular meetings with supervisor and contribution to monthly WebCT discussions 15%, Verbal presentation of final report 25%, Written report (5,000 - 6,000 words) 50%.

Chief examiner(s)

Ingrid Brooks


MEH4306, MEH4308, MEH5010 and either MEH5020 or MEH5030 or MEH5040