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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.500 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
OfferedClayton Full year 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michal Schneider-Kolsky


Supervised participation in a research project in medical imaging. An in depth consideration of the moral and ethical issues surrounding research, sources of information, quantitative and qualitative research methods and current trends in research in medical imaging. Skills in how to construct a research proposal and critically analyse the literature associated with the aspect of medical imaging students have selected as their research topic will be achieved. The critical review, analysis and interpretation of research data will be achieved. The creation of a research report and written and oral communication skills will be undertaken.


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

  1. Present a comprehensive and critical description of the scientific research process;
  2. Critically differentiate between a qualitative research design and a quantitative experimental design and justify their application within clinical medical imaging;
  3. Create a research proposal based on a selected topic within medical imaging and which reflects a critical awareness of the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities of scientific investigation;
  4. Demonstrate the capacity to search the scientific literature to obtain related information and collate and critically review this literature;
  5. Collect and analyse data related to the research project;
  6. Synthesise the findings of the collection and analysis phase of the project through the development of a written piece of scientific writing;
  7. Communicate the findings of the research project.


Preliminary Literature Review (2000 words)Formative; Research Protocol (1000 words)15%;
Oral presentation
poster and defense 15%; Research report including and research process diary 70%.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Contact hours

On average 4 x 1 hour Lectures; 6 x 2 hour face to face tutorials with the project supervisor; 6 x 2 hour self directed writing periods. The student is expected to undertake one hour of self-directed study for each contact hour.


An overall pass at Level 3 of the BRadMedImag.