Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year (extended) 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Full year (extended) 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2015 (Day)


This unit is designed to introduce the principles and practice of research and will teach skills relating to data analysis and communication of scientific ideas in oral presentations and a written thesis. Students will be able to select from a wide range of biomedical project proposals that will enable them to pursue a specific area of interest working with their chosen supervisor.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate the generic attributes of a Monash graduate. The objectives of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science are to:

  1. retrieve, interpret and evaluate information in medical and other research based publications
  2. describe various methodologies in human, public health and biomedical science research
  3. discuss an aspect, issue or problem within a human, public health or biomedical science research field
  4. describe the ethical requirements for research activities in human, public health and biomedical science research
  5. design, frame, conduct and report on a small-scale project in human, public health or biomedical science research.


Summative assessment:
Literature review (75%)
Department oral presentation (25%)

Hurdle: Mid-year progress report.

Workload requirements

Average weekly workload of 36 hours per week comprised of private study (library searches, reading, preparation of presentations and writing research thesis), oral presentations, and practical research activities (e.g. data collection and collation, laboratory work, data analysis and review).

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Chief examiner(s)

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


Must be enrolled in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science.

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