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Research Project Implementation I - GENC5017

Year - 2018

This unit focuses on further development of the research project, through understanding of how to prepare of a submission for ethical approval, project management and practice research presentation. Students will work with their supervisors and academic staff to ensure their research is viable and fulfils the requirements of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). If conducted at another site, ethics approval will be sought from the HREC of this institution/organisation, with site-specific approval if required. Research study tools will also be developed with supervisors and academic staff. Student research projects will comply with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). The research coordinator and advisory committee will be available to advise students on the correct process for ethics approval. The National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) will be accessed via IRMA (which can be found on the University of Sydney- intranet) or the online National Ethics Application Form at

1 x 1.5hr workshop, 2 full day intensive workshop and 3 hour class presentation

Lab journal report (20%), research project ethics presentation (30%), lab journal report including a data collection and analysis plan (50%),

NH and MRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, Commonwealth of Australia, 2007; NH and MRC The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) 2007; Ian Kerridge, Michael Lowe and Cameron Stewart. Ethics and the Law for the health professions (4th edition). The Federation Press 2013; Ian MacFarlane, Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie Leroy. Oxford University Press. Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide (2014) Oxford University Press.

Additional information
BETH5208 is a corequisite.




Faculty: Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Genetic Medicine
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jane Fleming, Research Coordinator and Clinical Lecturer, Sydney Medical School
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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