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

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics


Dr Kate Huggins



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Full year 2016 (Day)


Each student will undertake a research project under the supervision of an approved member of the academic or research staff of Monash University. The choice of project and supervisor will be the responsibility of the student, in consultation with an academic advisor from the Nutrition and Dietetic unit. The research project will constitute the major portion of the students' work and will be conducted over a full year. This unit will include data collection and analysis and Thesis preparation. Students will present their research results in a seminar format.


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

  1. execute and analyse a research project, or analyse a set of studies;
  2. proficiently use computer based data manipulation, analysis, presentation and word processing;
  3. write up scientific work in a report suitable for publication;
  4. demonstrate well developed communication skills in both oral and written presentation to specialist scientific audience; and
  5. demonstrate a range of technical skills related to the research process appropriate for their project.


Assessment from NUT4122 will contribute to 65% to the final mark for Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) comprising:
Written thesis (Not more than 20,000 words) (95%)
Research process (5%)
Oral thesis presentation

Workload requirements

Research project related work: 42 hours per week.

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