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 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBerwick First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julia Morphet


The unit provides students with the opportunity to implement the research proposal developed in NUR4402. Students will further develop a literature review, finalise ethical approval for their research, and collect, organise and manage the data for the study. With their research supervisors, students will explore a range of issues that can arise during the research process.


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

  1. generate a critical review of the literature and theoretical frameworks relevant to their field of study;
  2. accurately collect, manage and secure data for research activities;
  3. demonstrate an awareness of ethical and privacy issues as they apply to their research proposal;
  4. work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones (e.g. submission of ethics proposal);
  5. finalise the ethics approval process for the project;
  6. respond appropriately to the realities of research project issues including identification of a research site (or sites) and recruitment of participants;
  7. conduct a pilot study (if appropriate) to anticipate and address practical problems that may arise in the course of data collection;
  8. undertake data collection both accurately and ethically;
  9. discuss issues arising during the research process;
  10. demonstrate effective progress towards research plan;
  11. write to an academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback; and
  12. present research findings in a seminar context.


Research report (3,500 - 4,000 words) (Hurdle)
Oral presentation (15 minutes) (Hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

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



Must be enrolled in courses 1249 or 3564.