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Research Project in Health PG (6cp) (9593.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Faculty of Health


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  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (146690) - View

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In this unit students will undertake applied health research that can be individualised to suit interests and clinical specialty, or undertaken as a group project. The research conducted may cover activities that address issues relating to basic 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. Conduct a defined research project either as an individual or as part of a team, based on a specific research question;

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

3. Communicate the results of the research in a form appropriate to the discipline area (e.g. original research paper, review, or practice based publication).

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours per fortnight.


Permission of unit convener. Students must have completed a Research Planning unit. For this permission to be given, the student must draw up a project proposal, preferably in consultation with the staff member likely to supervise the project. The proposal must be formally approved by the supervisor before the student is allowed to enrol in the unit.



Assumed Knowledge

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

Incompatible Units

8261 Research Project in Allied Health PG (6cp).

Equivalent Units

8261 Research Project in Allied Health PG (6cp).

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