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Research Project in Allied Health PG (8260.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Syllabus

    In this unit students will undertake applied research in the health sciences that can be individualised to suit interests and clinical specialty, or undertaken as a group project. The research conducted is not restricted to research laboratories or expensive equipment or funding, but may cover activities that address issues relating to health outcomes, health care, professional practice or delivery of health services. Research will be conducted in accordance with principles of evidence-based health care and scientific method. This unit encourages a multidisciplinary approach between students from different disciplines. It provides real-world research experience and develops skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, effective communication, problem solving and critical thinking. Students are expected to work closely with a supervisor(s) and independently.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. conduct a defined research project either as an individual or as part of a team, based on the specific research question developed in the pre-requisite unit;

    2. demonstrate competence in applying scientific method to the research process; and

    3. prepare a report that will be suitable for publication in a scientific journal, in the format of an original research paper or review.

    Contact Hours

    Two hours per fortnight.

    Prerequisites

    None


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