Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice


Dr Paul Jennings



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Full year 2016 (Day)


Students will undertake a guided advanced studies program on the development of research in CBEH and in an aspect of CBEH of interest to the student. The unit aims to develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and advanced knowledge in a specific area of CBEH. Students will undertake a self-assessment to identify a topic of interest in CBEH that they will study at an advanced level. A negotiated learning contact will describe the advanced study which may include attendance at lectures, tutorials or courses in areas relevant to the discipline; preparation of an essay; critical evaluation of a published paper, case study or research data.


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

  1. Identify areas of knowledge deficit in community-based emergency health practice and research and plan a study approach to address their learning needs;
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to learning by identifying resources within the university and community-based emergency health services that can be accessed to address their learning needs;
  3. Accurately locate and critically assess research literature, with an emphasis on community-based emergency health;
  4. Demonstrate suitable oral presentation skills to an audience of peers, superiors and academic staff;
  5. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of an aspect of community-based emergency health.


Negotiated skills development (10%)
Literature review (3,500 words) (70%)
Seminar presentation (20%)

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