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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBMid(Hons)
CRICOS code072591J
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3564
Contact details

Visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/nursing; telephone: +61 3 9904 4260 (Peninsula); email nursing.enquiries@med.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

A/Prof Lisa McKenna

Notes

  • 1 year full time, or equivalent part time

Description

The Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Midwifery provides a research pathway for high achieving graduates of a Bachelor of Midwifery course. It provides students with opportunities to develop research skills beyond those in their undergraduate course as a basis for future research and career progression. Students will engage in coursework, undertake research and submit a portfolio in a chosen area.

Objectives

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • critically review scientific literature in midwifery and health
  • describe the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
  • develop a proposal for a research project
  • apply for ethical approval for projects, where necessary
  • execute and analyse a research project, or a set of studies
  • undertake computer-based data manipulation and analysis
  • present research findings, both written and orally, to a specialist audience
  • write up scientific work in a format suitable for publication
  • perform a range of technical skills appropriate to their research project
  • demonstrate understanding of the research process in an area relating to midwifery

Structure

Full time

Semester 1

NUR4401 Clinical Honours Thesis I: Applied Research Methods and Skills (12 credit points)

NUR4402 Clinical Honours Thesis II: Framing a Research Proposal (12 credit points)

Semester 2

NUR4403 Clinical Honours Thesis III: Conducting a Research Project (12 credit points)

NUR4404 Clinical Honours Thesis IV: Analysing and Reporting Research (12 credit points)

Part time

Semester 1

NUR4401 Clinical Honours Thesis I: Applied Research Methods and Skills (12 credit points)

Semester 2

NUR4402 Clinical Honours Thesis II: Framing a Research Proposal (12 credit points)

Semester 3

NUR4403 Clinical Honours Thesis III: Conducting a Research Project (12 credit points)

Semester 4

NUR4404 Clinical Honours Thesis IV: Analysing and Reporting Research (12 credit points)

Requirements

Students must successfully complete 48 credit points comprising the following 4 units:

NUR4401 Clinical Honours Thesis I: Applied Research Methods and Skills (12 credit points)

NUR4402 Clinical Honours Thesis II: Framing a Research Proposal (12 credit points)

NUR4403 Clinical Honours Thesis III: Conducting a Research Project (12 credit points)

NUR4404 Clinical Honours Thesis IV: Analysing and Reporting Research (12 credit points)

The program involves satisfactory completion of coursework, an individual research project and submission of a portfolio at the completion of the course. The research project will constitute the major portion of the student's work and will be supervised by an academic staff member.

Award(s)

Honours degree of Bachelor of Midwifery