Master of Nursing (Research)

Course 814-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


The School of Nursing
The University of Melbourne
Level 1/723 Swanston Street
Carlton Victoria 3053 Australia
T: +61 8344 0800 F: +61 9347 4172

Course Overview: The aim of the Master of Nursing (Research) is to contribute to the advancement of nursing knowledge through academic and clinically based research.
Objectives: Students work throughout their candidature under the supervision of a supervisory panel on a research topic reported in the form of a thesis. In most cases candidates will be required to complete methodological courses of study during their candidature.

The degree is awarded on the basis of examination of thesis. Marking of the thesis will include at least one external examiner. The thesis should be about 25,000 to 30,000 words in length excluding tables, illustrations and references.

Course Structure & Available Subjects: Not Applicable
Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.

Graduate Attributes: None
Generic Skills:

Students will gain generic skills in:

  • independent study and project leadership;
  • critique of literature;
  • methological design; and
  • writing.
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This course is available to currently enrolled students and will be phased out from 2008.

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