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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24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Michal Schneider

Quota applies

Enrolment in Semester 1 or Semester 2 offerings are only available to international students with permission of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.


Supervised participation in a research project in medical imaging. An in depth consideration of the moral and ethical issues surrounding research, sources of information, quantitative and qualitative research methods and current trends in research in medical imaging. Skills in how to construct a research proposal and critically analyse the literature associated with the aspect of medical imaging students have selected as their research topic will be achieved. The critical review, analysis and interpretation of research data will be achieved. The creation of a research article, poster and oral presentation will be undertaken.


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

  1. Present a comprehensive and critical description of the scientific research process;
  2. Critically differentiate between a qualitative research design and a quantitative experimental design and justify their application within clinical medical imaging;
  3. Create a literature review and research proposal based on a selected topic within medical imaging and which reflects a critical awareness of the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities of scientific investigation;
  4. Demonstrate the capacity to search the scientific literature to obtain related information and collate and critically review this literature;
  5. Collect and analyse data related to the research project;
  6. Synthesise the findings of the collection and analysis phase of the project through the development of a written piece of scientific writing in the format of a journal article;
  7. Communicate the findings of the research project via an oral presentation and poster.


Literature review (5,000 words) (15%)
Research proposal (1,500 words) (10%)
Final report (10,000 words) (55%)
Oral presentation (10 mins) (10%)
Poster (10%)

Research diary
All elements of assessment must be passed to pass the unit.

Workload requirements

A blended learning approach comprising a combination of online, face-to-face and self-directed learning.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the BRadMedImag.