Thesis Part B


Projects undertaken may include a placement or student research activity within University laboratories or within a clinical setting. Projects may require a wide range of research related activities including laboratory work, database research and analysis, and interviews, questionnaires or surveys. Projects cannot involve the application of unsupervised clinical skills by the student - where the application of clinical skills are required it is customary to involve a clinician as a Supervisor.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop interest and skills in the context of a medical research project. This is done within the framework of one year supervised research that culminates in a written thesis.


A program of supervised research approved by the Head of School, School of Medicine and Public Health. If the research project involves human participants, human tissue or access to personal records, eg medical records, approval must be obtained from the appropriate research ethics committee. If the research project involves animals, approval from the relevant University ethics committee must be sought.

Candidates will present a project report in the form of a thesis. The project is also to be presented and defended orally.

Multi-term Sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.


The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.

Assessment Items

Thesis: Thesis - Final Draft and Presentation

Contact Hours


Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

or as required for a full-time research course

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term