HMH800 - Research Design


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H800 Master of Philosophy or H801 Master of Surgical Research





Incompatible with:


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

A minimum of 22 hours of intensive classroom activity.


This unit will complement the teaching given by the research supervisor. In this unit, students will learn how to design a research project, how to formulate a research hypothesis and develop aims along with appropriate study design to test the hypothesis. The unit places a strong emphasis on developing the student’s understanding of various statistical tests by which to analyse research data, including relevant software. It will also emphasise appropriate professional practice in the workplace and compliance with regulatory authorities.