units

SRH5032

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Rural Health

Coordinator(s)

Dr Eleanor Mitchell

Offered

Moe

  • Second semester 2016 (Online)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. 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 health care practice;
  2. Undertake a critical analysis of the research literature in response to the proposed research question;
  3. Develop a research proposal which explains the selection of appropriate research questions, designs and implementation plans within a health or community setting;
  4. Prepare an ethics application which examines the ethical considerations, legislation and guidelines in promoting ethical conduct in research.

Assessment

Literature review (2,500 words) (40%) (Hurdle)
Research proposal (2,000 words) (30%) (Hurdle)
Ethics application (1,500 words) (30%) (Hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

SRH5001 (only conditional to Master of Mental Health Science Students).

Prohibitions