Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2013 (Flexible)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ingrid Brooks


The student will currently be taking or about to commence a work-based project. The student will gain their employer's support and prepare a project brief in the form of a learning contract which will then be discussed with the unit coordinator and signed off by both the student and the unit coordinator. An appropriately qualified and experienced industry leader and/or academic will be appointed as co-supervisor with the unit coordinator. The unit will require the student to define the problem/question/task, identify an appropriate theoretical model/methodology, collect the necessary data, undertake the analysis and prepare the report.


On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically review and analyse the literature on a current issue in community based emergency services.
  2. Design, develop and implement a work-based research project.
  3. Demonstrate skill in accessing information, critical appraisal, reflective practice and independent scholarship.
  4. Demonstrate communication skills in both oral and written presentations to an audience of community based emergency services professionals.
  5. Write up a work-based project that is suitable for publication.
  6. Contribute to enhancing an aspect of community based emergency services.


Preparation of project proposal and learning contract (1,000 words) 10%,
Participation in regular meetings with supervisor and contribution to monthly WebCT discussions 15%,
Verbal presentation (20 mins plus 10 mins discussion) of final report 25%,
Written report in format suitable for publication (5,000 - 6,000 words) 50%.

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