6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Either (and ) OR
This unit will provide students with specific development of quantitative health and medical research methodology.
Students will choose a health research question of interest to them and design a research protocol for studying that particular question. Students will learn techniques for identifying evidence gaps, reviewing the literature and developing a quantitative research proposal.
Students will gain practical experience by defining a study population and sampling, data collection, data management, statistical analysis, ethics approval and practicalities such as timelines and funding of a research project.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Develop an answerable research question to address an evidence gap
- Critically appraise the strengths and limitations of different study designs
- Develop and select appropriate measures for use in clinical research
- Design and conduct epidemiological research in clinical settings
- Understand and address ethical and practical considerations in clinical research
- Group project (20%)
- Literature review (1,500 words) (25%)
- Research project plan summary (500 words) (10%)
- Research proposal (3,500 words) (45%) (hurdle)
- 80% attendance at tutorials and participation in online tasks.
6 hours per week contact hours plus 6 hours per week private study. This includes a weekly three-hour workshop and three hours of guided online learning.
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