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

36 points, SCA Band 1, 0.750 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Professor Mibel Aguilar



  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Full year 2016 (External Candidature)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (External Candidature)


This unit comprises a major research program including submission of a thesis. The thesis should embody the results of the candidate's investigation, which demonstrates independence of thought and the candidate's ability to carry out research in that discipline. Minor coursework such as a literature review and oral presentation is specified by the enrolling department.


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

  1. understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project;
  2. show communication skills in both oral and written presentations to both a specialist and non-specialist audience;
  3. have demonstrated the potential to pursue higher studies and learning in the relevant area of study.


Minor thesis, literature review and allied work. Assessment will be advised to the student by the department/school honours coordinator.

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