Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBerwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Julia Morphet


The unit provides students with the opportunity to develop appropriate research knowledge and skills as they, with the assistance of a supervisor, analyse and interpret the data collected in Clinical Honours Thesis III. Following this, the research will be written in the form of a literature review and article suitable for publication, and be presented at a research seminar. The clinical/midwifery practice in this unit will allow the student to exit the program at the level of an advanced novice practitioner.


At the completion of the unit the student will be expected to be able to:

  1. Conduct appropriate data analysis and interpretation;
  2. Generate a report on the project, demonstrating critical analysis and discussion of findings in the context of prior research showing due regard to relevant stylistic conventions;
  3. Present research findings in a seminar context;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to manage data collection and analysis;
  5. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones;
  6. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback;
  7. Respond appropriately to realities of research project issues (e.g. ethical and practical issues surrounding confidentiality, data management etc.)
  8. Analyse and present data in a clear, concise and systematic manner;
  9. Identify strengths and limitations in their research design;
  10. Suggest directions for future research in their specialist area; and
  11. Address practicalities of research project management.


Submission of a portfolio consisting of
a literature review (5000 words) and at least one academic paper suitable for publication (5,000 words)
Dissertation (10,000 words)

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Only available to students undertaking Honours degree of Bachelor of Nursing or Honours degree of Bachelor of Midwifery.