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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitVictorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
OfferedSouthbank First semester 2015 (Online)
Southbank Second semester 2015 (Online)
Southbank Full year 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Richard Bassed


This unit offers students the opportunity to apply and consolidate the knowledge and professional skills they have acquired through the course within the practical context of forensic medicine. It requires independent learning and research by the student while fostering practical knowledge and skills related to the student's field of activity. Students undertake a project with a forensic medicine focus, in the area which they choose.


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

  1. Project description to be submitted for approval three months prior to the beginning of the semester.
  2. Project description to contain a summary of project rationale and aims, any ethical or privacy issues, data accessibility, methods, supervision details and if required details of statistical methods.
  3. Research ethics permission has been obtained prior to the beginning of the semester.
  4. Literature review submitted for comment at the end of the first month of the semester.
  5. A brief monthly progress report to be submitted to the chief examiner during the semester.
  6. Presentation of the research project at the in-house session at the end of the semester.
  7. Tabling of all research notes and draft scientific papers.


Project (6,000 words) (100%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Richard Bassed and Professor Olaf Drummer

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Forensic medicine - Completion of core units for the Masters of Forensic Medicine - Distinction level.
Forensic odontology - As above plus satisfactory completion of FOR4007 and FOR4009.

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