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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2012 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Catherine Flynn


This unit is the preparation for submission of the honours thesis of 10,000 words (minimum length). The dissertation is the final version of the research project undertaken by the student during the honours programme. The research project involves addressing a meaningful research question and selecting an appropriate method that draws on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis to gather the findings that complete the research project. The honours thesis is examined by a member of the academic staff (not the supervisor) and a second examiner within the Department of Social Work.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sustained collaboration with an academic supervisor
  2. Demonstrate the development, implementation and documentation of a focused research project
  3. Demonstrate well-developed academic writing skills
  4. Prepare and submit the report of the research outcomes in a 10,000-12,000 word thesis
  5. Disseminate research findings


Presentation of the honours dissertation (10,000 - 12,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Catherine Flynn


Available to students enrolled in Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Work only