Medical Imaging Research Project A PG (11567.1)
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|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation
|Post Graduate 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. Critically reflect upon and commence a previously designed research project to answer a specific research question;
2. Critically analyse the research data; and
3. Communicate the results of the research project as a dissertation and ready for submission to an appropriate peer reviewed journal.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
This Unit contributes toward the following Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice and National Board approved Medical radiation practice accreditation standards
Domain 4: Evidence-informed practitioner
This unit will allow students to undertake a medical imaging research project that has been designed in the previously completed Medical Imaging Project Design H unit. Students will work independently to complete and submit Chapters 1,2&3 of the project and data interpretation and analysis. Students will work closely with their supervisors. The project will be finalised in the unit 11568 Medical Imaging Research Project B PG.
Prerequisites10039 Medical Imaging Project Design PG
Equivalent units10040 Medical Imaging Research Project A PG
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Polgar, S & Thomas, S, (2019), Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences, 7th Ed, Churchill Livingstone
Grove, S. K., Gray, J. R., & Faan, P. R. (2019). Understanding Nursing Research: First South Asia Edition, E-Book: Building an Evidence-Based Practice. Elsevier India.
Polit, D., & Beck, C. (2020). Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Any other reading material prescribed by the Unit Convenor and / or supervisor(s)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Chapter 1, 2 and 3
Evidence data interpretation should meet the requirements as per the dissertation.
First draft of the research journal maunscript in accordance with the author guidelines.
Should the requirement not be met with could result in a delay of the outcomes of the final results.
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.
Students will need to organise and have regular meetings with their respective supervisor(s).
Inclusion and engagement
Regular meetings with supervisors, face to face where applicable or online or telephone.
If a face to face meeting is requested by the supervisor you need to avail yourself.
Student wll attend in week 16 an on campus intensive workshop session on report writing and developing a manuscript.
See Canvas more information.
Required IT skills
Students will need access to Canvas, online database for journal article searches and other IT skills for data management and evaluation
Work placement, internships or practicums