MED3010 - Research methods in medicine - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 3, 0.000 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Peter Barton (Clayton)
Professor Parasakthi Navaratnam (Malaysia)


Associate Professor Christopher Wright

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Full year (extended) 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Full year (extended) 2019 (On-campus)


For students transitioning from MBBS to MD: MED3051, MED3062 and MED3200 prior to 2018


MED5091 or MED5092 or MED5100 or MED5102 or MED3010


This unit is only available to intermitted students who have completed year 3B of the MBBS program and are transitioning to the MD program. It provides the fundamental knowledge and skills required for the final year of the MD program.

Topics covered include qualitative and quantitative methodology, the value of biostatistics, data handling and analysis and hypothesis testing.


  • Source and interpret bio-statistical information relevant to health and disease in populations across a range of contexts (e.g. rural, indigenous, vulnerable/'at-risk' populations).
  • Identify study designs used in population health and clinical research publications/reports/projects.


The knowledge and skills developed in this component of MED3051 are required to prepare students for the new Year 5D unit (Applied studies in medical research and professional practice) in the MD course.

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