Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Full year 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jade Sheen


Students will undertake a guided advanced studies program on the development of research in CBEH and in an aspect of CBEH of interest to the student. The unit aims to develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and advanced knowledge in a specific area of CBEH. Students will undertake a self-assessment to identify a topic of interest in CBEH that they will study at an advanced level. A negotiated learning contact will describe the advanced study which may include attendance at lectures, tutorials or courses in areas relevant to the discipline; preparation of an essay; critical evaluation of a published paper, case study or research data.


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

  1. identify areas of knowledge deficit in community-based emergency health practice and research and plan a study approach to address their learning needs;

  1. demonstrate a commitment to learning by identifying resources within the university and community-based emergency health services that can be accessed to address their learning needs;

  1. accurately locate and critically assess research literature, with an emphasis on community-based emergency health;

  1. demonstrate suitable oral presentation skills to an audience of peers, superiors and academic staff;

  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of an aspect of community-based emergency health; and

  1. discuss the extent of the breadth and diversity of community-based emergency health.


Negotiated skills development: 40%
Essay/written critique: 40%
Seminar presentation: 20%

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