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 all the elements for a presentation of a research project including oral presentations, literature review and thesis.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • retrieve, interpret and critically review the scientific literature 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;
  • manage and analyse data acquired from their research activities;
  • write up scientific work in a potentially publishable way;
  • effectively communicate in both oral and written presentations to a scientific audience;
  • comply with ethical requirements relevant to their research project; and
  • pursue higher research degree studies in selected disciplines of biomedical science.


Seminar/oral presentation: 10%
Faculty oral presentation: 10%
Minor thesis/ Research report (9000 -12000 words): 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ben Canny

Contact hours

Average 36 hours per week


MED4201 Medical Science research methods 1. Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Medical Science.


MED4202 Research Methods 2


MED4101, MED14002