HME805 - Research Project in Surgery


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Quarters 1 – 4: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H801 - Master of Surgical Research




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students will spend approximately 440 hours, across each trimester, on their research, laboratory investigations and assignment completion


Students to contact a student advisor to assist with enrolling in this unit

Students are advised that, where possible, they should endeavour to complete HMH800, HMH810, HMH811 and HME803 (Clinical Anatomy Investigation) prior to commencing this unit. However, it is acknowledged that this particular sequencing of units may not always be practical or possible.

Supervisors and students must also ensure that they have obtained ethics approval for the project before enrolling in this unit


This unit will provide the opportunity for students to undertake a significant, novel, independent research study in the medical speciality of surgery. Students will usually be working or training in the field, or preparing to undertake training in the field. With the help of their supervisor, they will identify a key issue in the field, design a study to address the associated research question(s) and carry out the study. The main student output will be a thesis, detailing the findings of their research, articulating its significance to the surgeon and demonstrating the student’s capacity to communicate the significance to both an expert and broader audience. Other assessment tasks in the unit align with, and contribute to, the achievement of this final outcome.

Hurdle requirement

  • Successful completion of the Confirmation Process is a hurdle requirement

Unit Fee Information

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