1 x 121-hour independent study per semester
1 x 14-hour on-line exercises per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into MHCR/R-Master of Health and Clinical Research
2 ^ COMS9001 - Communicating Research
3 ^ HLTH9110 - Research Methods in Health and Clinical Settings
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Topic description

In this topic students will design the project that will be undertaken in the thesis component of the course and will apply for the appropriate ethical and governance approvals.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a supervised research study in the broad area of clinical and health research and/or its contributing disciplines. Students will identify and apply for all relevant levels of approvals to be able to subsequently complete the research component of the degree.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Generate and justify a research question(s) or hypotheses that will generate new knowledge

  2. Design a study which generates a substantial contribution to knowledge by appropriately addressing a research question(s) through suitable research methods and principles

  3. Construct an ethics application for health or clinical-related research and work productively within a team of experts in the field

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.