MEDC5901 Thesis Research (full-time)

72 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA and other Medical InstitutionsFace to face
Semester 2UWA and other Medical InstitutionsFace to face
This unit represents the equivalent of three semesters of full-time study towards a final thesis. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The thesis demonstrates knowledge in a chosen area of study, the associated research methods and scholarly reporting. It also provides evidence of a general knowledge of the area through a literature review and may make a contribution to the area of study.
Students are able to (1) apply research skills to gather background information relevant to a predefined field of enquiry; (2) critically assess the relevant literature; (3) conduct research to collect relevant data involving primary and secondary sources as apropriate; (4) explore the data utilising approporate means of qualitiative or quantitative analysis; (5) report the results in a professional academic manner; and (6) apply their understanding of how research ethics inform practical research work, to their research project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: research thesis. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Thesis assessment is managed by by the Graduate Research School.
Supplementary assessment may be available to students, if required by the thesis classification.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Damon Bell
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Clinical Research 90620
Contact hours
Self directed learning and regular contact with supervisors to a total of approximately 600 hours across each of three semesters, approx 1800 hours total.
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