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Research Planning PG (6486.6)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Faculty of Health

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Syllabus

This unit introduces the research process and provides practical training in research skills relevant to undertaking research in the health sciences. The unit will also provide you with critical skills to evaluate and inform your practice as a health practitioner. In this unit, students will explore the processes and steps involved when planning a specific research project, formulating and justifying a research question(s), developing an appropriate methodology and sampling procedures to test a research question(s). It also addresses research approaches, ethical and research budget considerations, technical writing skills, information retrieval skills and methods of communicating research data in the health science sector. Students will be required to secure a mentor for the unit.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Develop and apply a literature search strategy for a broad research question;

2. Critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise the literature in the relevant research area to identify the knowledge gaps;

3. Devise a specific research question to address the identified knowledge gap;

4. Develop a research design, including methodology, data collection and analysis, ethical and budgetary considerations to appropriately answer the specific research question; and

5. Transmit the acquired research outcomes in a written academic writing style relevant to the assignment task.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.

Prerequisites

Graduate entry.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

This unit assumes: 1 - the knowledge and skills of epidemiology and research methods, 2 - the research skills and knowledge of data analysis including either quantitative analysis and statistics, or qualitative research analysis, and 3 - familiarity with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 and NHMRC Research Integrity and Management of Data and Information documents.

Incompatible Units

6998 Developing a Research Project PG

Equivalent Units

None.


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