Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2015 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2015 (External Candidature)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2015 (External Candidature)
Coordinator(s)Professor Mibel Aguilar


This unit comprises a major research program including submission of a thesis. The thesis should embody the results of the candidate's investigation, which demonstrates independence of thought and the candidate's ability to carry out research in that discipline. Minor coursework such as a literature review and oral presentation is specified by the enrolling department.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project;
  2. Show communication skills in both oral and written presentations to both a specialist and non-specialist audience;
  3. Have demonstrated the potential to pursue higher studies and learning in the relevant area of study.


Minor thesis, literature review and allied work. Assessment will be advised to the student by the department/school honours coordinator.

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