Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBMid(Hons)
CRICOS code072591J
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Visit; telephone: +61 3 9904 4260 (Peninsula); email

Course coordinator

Dr Carole Gilmour


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 1 year full time, or equivalent part time


The Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Midwifery provides a research pathway for high achieving graduates of a Bachelor of Midwifery course. It provides students with opportunities to develop research skills beyond those in their undergraduate course as a basis for future research and career progression. Students will engage in coursework, undertake research and submit a portfolio in a chosen area.


On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • critically review scientific literature in midwifery and health
  • describe the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
  • develop a proposal for a research project
  • apply for ethical approval for projects, where necessary
  • execute and analyse a research project, or a set of studies
  • undertake computer-based data manipulation and analysis
  • present research findings, both written and orally, to a specialist audience
  • write up scientific work in a format suitable for publication
  • perform a range of technical skills appropriate to their research project
  • demonstrate understanding of the research process in an area relating to midwifery


Students must successfully complete 48 credit points.

This course comprises satisfactory completion of coursework, an individual research project and submission of a portfolio at the completion of the course. The research project will constitute the major portion of the student's work and will be supervised by an academic staff member.


Students complete:

  • NUR4401 Clinical honours thesis I: Applied research methods and skills
  • NUR4402 Clinical honours thesis II: Framing a research proposal
  • NUR4403 Clinical honours thesis III: Conducting a research project
  • NUR4404 Clinical honours thesis IV: Analysing and reporting research


Honours degree of Bachelor of Midwifery