Clayton First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
The unit focuses on the role of research in contemporary health professional education and practice. More specifically it will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a general programme of training in research methods tailored to their teaching environment.
On successful completion of this unit participants will be able to:
- outline the significance of educational research to the foundations and development of health professional education and practice;
- demonstrate a sound knowledge-base related to the research process including the ability to critique education and practice;
- critically examine and select appropriately both research methods and tools for evaluating practice;
- apply appropriate qualitative and quantative research methods to educational research related to health professions;
- pursue and develop the advanced study of research methods and in particular address contemporary issues of epistemology, data collection, measurement and data analysis in respective areas of health professional education;
- identify key ethical issues associated with the research process especially as it relates to human subjects involved in research education;
- develop a research proposal for submission to the University Human Studies and Ethics Committee;
- question the nature of knowledge and educational evidence.
Literature review (20%)
Individual presentation (20%)
Research proposal (3000 - 3500 words) (30%)
Research portfolio (30%)