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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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, or view unit timetables.

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)
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


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