Medical Imaging Project Design H (10017.2)
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|Discipline Of Medical Radiation||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify different types of research methods and designs used in health;
2. Reflect upon and critique qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
3. Select an appropriate research methodology to answer their research question;
4. Develop a research project including addressing ethical and radiation issues; and
5. Write an appropriate proposal for their research project.
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This unit will allow students to develop an appropriate medical imaging research project. The unit will also review the main theoretical ideas that underpin research in a range of health and medical contexts. The unit provides theoretical support for the students to evaluate the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs appropriate to answer their research question, develop a research proposal, and to evaluate the need for and develop, if appropriate, ethics and radiation applications.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to
- identify different types of research methods and designs used in health.
- reflect upon and critique qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- select an appropriate research methodology to answer their research question.
- develop a research project including addressing ethical and radiation issues.
- write an appropriate proposal for their research project.
Prerequisites10013 Computed Tomography AND 10015 Imaging Pathology AND 10029 Radiographic Imaging 2 AND 11475 Research in Medical Radiation Science
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 319JA Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)
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Polgar, S & Thomas, S, (2013), Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences, 6th edn, Churchill Livingstone
Gray, JR, Grove, SK, Sutherland, S, (2017) The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence
Any other reading material recommended by the Unit Convenor or Research Supervisors
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Special assessment requirements
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
To succeed in this unit, students need to be actively involved in tutorials which scaffold the completion of the assessment tasks.
Inclusion and engagement
Due to MRS Practicum 2 attendance requirements, this unit has scheduled tutorials that commence when you return to campus from Clinical Block 3. This is to ensure that your learning is scaffolded before you undertake assessment tasks while on Clinical Block 4.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums