Credit points: 45

Subject outline

In the preceding subject, POR5NAT Negotiated Advanced Topics, students developed a proposal for a research project covering: identification of a clinically important question, systematic review of the literature, method design and ethics application. In this subject students will execute their research proposal and, in doing so, develop experience with project planning, subject recruitment, obtaining informed consent, collection and analysis of data, interpretation of the results and dissemination of their findings through preparation of a journal-ready manuscript and oral presentation. Students will work closely with an experienced researcher who will supervise their progress and provide advice as they work through the project. Upon successful completion of the subject, students will have the ability to work relatively independently, to undertake a research project suitable for publication and presentation.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR5NAT


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours workshop per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research
One 525.0 hours supervised research per study period and delivered via blended.
"450-525 hours of work, including supervised and independent learning, as negotiated with each student and documented on their individual learning contract."


Assessment elementComments%
Manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal (equiv to 3,500 words).70
One 20-minute oral presentation (equiv to 1,000 words).30