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Year Long - Online
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An original research project will be conducted and a thesis of 15,000 words completed under academic supervision. Preparation for this subject begins in Year 1 when students undertake PAED 90027 – Healthcare research: principles and designs. As part of that subject students will be encouraged to work with a research supervisor to develop an original research project and submit any necessary Human Research Ethics applications. Topics may reflect their own interest or relate to current research at the clinical genetics service (Victorian Clinical Genetics Services) or the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) where the Masters is taught.
Data collection commences in Year 2 and students are required to perform relevant data analysis and write a thesis to be submitted at the end of Semester 2.
This is supplemented by fortnightly research tutorials, study in existing short courses and online resources (eg www.courseworks.unimelb.edu.au) offered through The University of Melbourne that are relevant for individual upskilling.
Intended learning outcomes
- To conduct an original research project relevant to the practice of genetic counselling.
- To develop familiarity with and appreciation of the research process.
- To consider the implications of findings for genetic counselling practice.
- Logic and reasoning skills
- Data collection and analysis skills
- Organisation & time management skills
- Ability to convey information clearly in written form
Eligibility and requirements
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Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- A thesis of 15,000 words on an approved topic (90%), due early November. The thesis will be assessed by two examiners chosen from the Board of Examiners (Program Convener, Research Curriculum Coordinator and 1-3 examiners with appropriate expertise), and a mark awarded.
- In order to pass the dissertation students will be required to undertake and pass a 15-minute Viva (hurdle requirement).
- A 15-minute presentation on the findings of the study (5%), held at the end of the second semester, which will be assessed by two members of the Board of Examiners
- The primary supervisor will assign a mark for the thesis (5%) using a standard format to assess development of the student's reasoning, analytical, organisational and written skills.
Dates & times
- Year Long - Online
Principal coordinator Jan Hodgson Mode of delivery Online Contact hours Regular meetings with supervisors, with at least a total of 72 contact hours over the duration of the project. Regular (usually fortnightly) classes facilitated by the Research Curriculum Coordinator, 24 contact hours in total. Total time commitment 500 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Year Long contact information
Time commitment details
No prescribed text. Dissertation handbook will be provided.
- Subject notes
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Genetic Counselling
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.