1 x 26-hour independent study weekly
1 x 1-hour supervised study weekly
1 Admission into MHCR/R-Master of Health and Clinical Research
2 3 of COMS9001, HLTH9110, HLTH9111
3 4.5 units of study
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
REHB9200 has been successfully completed
Course context

Students are required to have satisfactorily completed all coursework topics in the Master of Health and Clinical Research and have successfully completed an Interim pre-Confirmation of Candidature Milestone prior to undertaking this topic.

Topic description

Students will undertake structured research consisting of a novel research project under the supervision of an academic staff member, culminating in the submission of a thesis as per the HDR Policy.

Educational aims

At the end of this topic students are expected to have specialised knowledge and research skills related to the area of their chosen research field.

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

  1. Independently demonstrate evidence of an original investigation or testing of ideas and competence in independent research or experimentation
  2. Demonstrate both by their application and review of the literature a thorough understanding of chosen methodological practices
  3. Research and apply critical analysis of source material to experimental results (where appropriate), and published works
  4. Interpret and transmit knowledge through the presentation of well written work

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.