Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please 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 or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Bendigo First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Box Hill First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Caulfield First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Clayton First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Moe First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Notting Hill First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Australia (Other) First semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Bendigo Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Box Hill Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Moe Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Notting Hill Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Australia (Other) Second semester (extended) 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Juanita Fernando


This unit is designed to introduce the principles and practice of research and will teach skills relating to data analysis and communication of scientific ideas in oral presentations and a written thesis. Students will be able to select from a wide range of biomedical project proposals that will enable them to pursue a specific area of interest working with their chosen supervisor.


On completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate the generic attributes of a Monash graduate. The objectives of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science are to:

  1. demonstrate retrieval, interpretation and evaluation of information in medical and other research based publications
  2. acquire an understanding of various methodologies in human, public health and biomedical science research
  3. acquire an in-depth understanding of an aspect, issue or problem within a human, public health or biomedical science research field
  4. demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical requirements for research activities in human, public health and biomedical science research
  5. demonstrate the capacity to design, frame, conduct and report on a small-scale project in human, public health or biomedical science research.


1 Oral Presentation: 5%
Minor Thesis: 80%
Faculty Presentation: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ben Canny

Contact hours

Average weekly workload of 36 hours per week comprised of private study (library searches, reading, preparation of presentations and writing research thesis), oral presentations, and practical research activities (eg data collection and collation, laboratory work, data analysis and review).


Submission of all assessment items from MED4101


Must be enrolled in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science