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Health Care Management Research Project (SHP605)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 9
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This year-long unit provides students with the opportunity to carry out a piece of empirical research under academic supervision in preparation for a higher degree by research. Students conceive and design a research project related to health care management through conducting a literature review, collecting and analysing the data, and writing up the thesis. Two independent examiners will review the thesis.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the various steps involved in carrying out a research project.
2. Formulate a testable research question, and select a suitable method of investigation to test or explore that question.
3. Conduct a research investigation.
4. Present a literature review demonstrating an in-depth understanding of your area of research and a write a thesis.
5. Demonstrate a sound general understanding of research methods and their application.
Timetabled Learning Activities Contact time to be discussed with Supervisor, usually fortnightly over the 2 semesters of enrolment.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is scholarly research activity under supervision and development of scholarly writing skills through preparation of a thesis.
Assessment The literature review is marked by the academic supervisor. The thesis is examined by two independent and appropriately qualified academic examiners.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Health Care Management. Completion of 24 points of core units including completion of SHP632 Applied Health Research Methods: From Research to Practice.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Eligibility to enrol is determined upon review of the student's overall performance in their course. Must be approved by Unit Coordinator
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
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

MURDOCH: H-External
MURDOCH: H-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

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: Y-External
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