In this unit, you will design and produce a research proposal for future work opportunities. During this process, you will analyse and address the ethical implications of your proposal and compile an appropriate ethics application.

You will study:

  • Designing a research proposal
  • Analysing and addressing ethical issues involved with research in health
  • Refining and focusing research questions
  • Developing workable hypotheses
  • Project management, milestones and timelines
  • Composing a successful research proposal.

Learning outcomes

  • Formulate a research plan for investigating the research question
  • Analyse and address the ethical implications of a research proposal and compile an appropriate ethics application
  • Compile, articulate and defend a research proposal to answer your research question.


You will be assessed on the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Pitch presentation: 30%
  • Research proposal: 70%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Healthcare Leadership, Master of Mental Health and Master of Mental Health Nursing.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.