Research Skills 2

Subject PAED90014 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 100
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 40 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Students must have completed all of the following:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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 programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Prof Trevor Duke


Kate Bride

Subject Overview:

In the second year of the MMed course, students will focus on carrying out their Master's research project and completing their written and oral thesis presentation. Students will have a research supervisor to assist them in developing a high quality project. Student will be able to choose their own research stream and clinical attachment for the year (all efforts will be made to assist students obtaining their desired research and clinical attachments; however availability may not allow for the student's first choice to be on offer).


Students will identify the area of research they wish to pursue. It is possible to undertake research in the following streams:

  • Clinical research
  • Laboratory research
  • Medical education
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Public Health
  • Patient Safety
  • Hospital/Health Service Administration


Satisfactory supervisor’s reports based on student attendance and participation, and research skills. Thesis (max 20,000 words) 80% Oral thesis presentation (20 minutes) 20%

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

The focus will be for the student to carry out the following with the help of appropriate supervision and mentoring:

  • the selection of an appropriate study type and design
  • completion of a high quality ethics application
  • appropriate data collection and data entry
  • data analysis
  • to be able to adequately interpret and discuss the study results
  • to be able to complete a written and oral presentation of a master’s thesis
Related Course(s): Master of Medicine (Paediatrics)

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