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

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine


Professor Belinda Gabbe


Alfred Hospital

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


This is the final unit of two units designed to allow students to complete the conduct and write-up of a research project in the field of population health or clinical research. In this unit, students will complete the research project described in the research proposal developed in MPH5231. Students will interrogate data using acceptable analytical processes, and write-up the research project in a format and style suitable for publication in an academic setting.


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

  1. Demonstrate their ability to manage data collection and/or analysis
  2. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback
  4. Analyse and present data in a clear, concise and systematic manner
  5. Recognise the strengths and limitations of their research design
  6. Understand, and experience, the practicalities of research project management
  7. Suggest directions for future research in their specialist area
  8. Demonstrate the capacity to write in a format and style appropriate for an academic audience of academic publication.


Completion and submission of project report (7,000 - 8,000 words) (100%)

Workload requirements

Regular contact and consultation with supervisor either face to face or electronic.
6 hours per week for self-directed study and research related activities.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


MPH5231, Distinction (70-79%) or High Distinction (80% or higher) in MPH5040 and Distinction (70-79%) or High Distinction (80% or higher) in MPH5041.