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Research Project in Health PG (9592.5)

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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In this unit students will undertake applied health research in an interest area or clinical specialty, undertaken individually or as a group project. The research conducted may cover activities that address issues relating to health sciences, health outcomes, health care, professional practice or delivery of health services. Research will be conducted in accordance with principles of evidence-based health care. 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 both independently and closely with a supervisor(s).

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Complete a defined research project either as an individual or as part of a team, based on a specific research question;

2. Demonstrate proficiency in applying appropriate methods to the research process;

3. Interpret the results of the project using evidence-based academic and expert knowledge; and

4. Synthesise and communicate the findings of the project in a form appropriate to the discipline area.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours per fortnight.


6486 Research Planning PG OR
(10383 GIS in Health G AND 10384 Advanced Spatial Modelling & Analysis for Health Research G AND 10385 Statistical Analysis of Spatial Data G) OR
Permission from the Unit Convener



Assumed Knowledge

Planning a research proposal, use of bibliographic management system, basic statistics.

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