Gippsland First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Designed to support in the preparation for the independent research project (minor thesis). It contains a theoretical component, but is aimed at teaching practical research skills. Students are taught how to translate their thoughts and interests into a sound research project by undertaking a critical review of the literature, developing a research proposal and preparing an ethics application.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Communicate an understanding of the use of research as a basis for decision making in the health care policy and clinical arena particularly in its application to rural practice and rural communities;
- Undertake a critical analysis of the research literature in response to the proposed research question;
- Develop a research proposal which explains the selection of appropriate research questions, designs and implementation plans within a rural health or community setting;
- Prepare an ethics application which examines the ethical considerations, legislation and guidelines in promoting ethical conduct in research.
Literature review (2500 wds) 40%
Research proposal (2500 wds) 40%
Ethics application (1000 wds) 20%