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Applied Health Services Project (SHP603)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, Y-internal, Y-external
DUBAI-ISC: TS21-internal, TS32-internal
Description Students will undertake a project in the area of either health management, quality, risk, clinical or corporate governance under the supervision of academic staff. Project findings will be reported in either a journal article format or industry report and be presented to either peers and/or members of the host organisation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Develop an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of the existing research literature and current practice in relation to the chosen area of your research/project.
2. Plan and execute a substantial research-based project.
3. Demonstrate technical and communication skills that reflect knowledge and expertise in the specialist area of practice.
4. Deliver a presentation of the project findings to the school research seminar presentations.
5. Provide a report in the form of either a journal article or an organisational report.
Timetabled Learning Activities
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is conducted under the supervision of an academic staff member and is designed to further develop students' research and scholarship skills. While students are expected to demonstrate high levels of organisational skills and be able to work independently and in a timely manner, supervisors and students will work closely and meet regularly to plan, develop and implement a health research project.
Assessment The assessment component of this unit includes a Project Proposal (30%), Journal Article or Organisational Report (60%) and Oral Presentation of Project Findings (10%). Supervisors will provide regular feedback on written work during all phases of the project to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit outcomes.
Prerequisites SHP632 Applied Health Research Methods: From Research to Practice or equivalent research methodology unit. Enrolment in the Master of Health Management, Quality and Leadership, Master of Health Care Management or by permission of the Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed NUR640 Health Services Project or NUR648 Internship may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes This 6 credit-point unit is undertaken over two semesters.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MBA)+(MHCM) [New in 2019]
Master of Health Care Management (MHCM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Vicki Cope
Associate Professor Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2530
e: V.Cope@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.058 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

DUBAI-ISC: TS21-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TS32-Internal
MURDOCH: H-External
MURDOCH: H-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-External
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Associate Professor Vicki Cope
Associate Professor Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2530
e: V.Cope@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.058 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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