Health Sciences Research Honours A H (11691.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science
|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. Design a research project to a standard acceptable to the field of study;
2. Communicate project ideas in an appropriate oral format acceptable to the field of study; and
3. Evaluate and integrate feedback and reflect on best research methodology and outcomes measures relevant to the field of study.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
Corequisites11690 Research Methods in Health Sciences H
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Brad Clark
|29 July 2024
|Dr Brad Clark
There are no recommended texts although the University library has a wide range of resources likely to cover the student's research topic as well as research methodology. The Research Methods in Health Sciences unit Canvas site (from the first semester of the Honours course) should still be available to you as a resource throughout your Honours studies.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Extensions to due dates will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, where the delay was determined to be beyond the candidate's control. The candidate can apply in writing to the unit convenor as early as possible for an extension equal to the time unavoidably lost. The letter from the candidate must detail the reasons for the extension request (including supportive evidence such as a medical certificate) and justify the length of proposed extension. A letter from the candidate's supervisor expressing strong support for the extension must also be provided.
Candidates enrolled in the Honours program are not permitted to postpone or defer their studies without formal approval.
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit students must:
Obtain > 50% overall
The student must be provided with a satisfactory progress report from either the primary supervisor or the unit convenor to pass the unit (and progress in the Honours program).
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.
All assessment items within this unit will be moderated in accordance with the moderation policy outlined on the unit Canvas site.
This unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the learning outcomes of this unit, for yourself and other students. Except in the case of extenuating circumstances 100% participation is expected in all tutorials, practicals and presentations. It is expected that students unable to attend any of these activities inform the unit convenor as soon as practical, by telephone or email and by submitting an absence form.
Student projects will often utilise space and equipment at the University of Canberra or partner organisation. Use of this space and equipment is generally subject to training and approval such as familiarity with occupational health and safety issues. Students should check with relevant staff if this applies to them and undergo appropriate processes.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for relevant articles via electronic means, the use of Canvas, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Specialist IT skills may be required for some projects and students should negotiate training opportunities with their supervisor(s).
There are no specific IT skills required for the conduct of this unit. Students are required to submit computer drafted work as well as undertake oral presentations with the aid of lecterns and projection screens. A range of software is commonly employed for these purposes. Individual student projects may require the learning of specific software and equipment, and this will be undertaken with the assistance of supervisors, technicians and other related staff.
There are no extra costs associated with this unit. Research conducted towards the completion of the Honours program may incur some costs associated with the process of data collection, analysis and interpretation. In the first instance students should work with supervisors to ensure costs associated with conducting the research are eliminated or where unavoidable, modest. Where expenses are unavoidable students are offered a small amount towards research project costs. Please contact the unit convenor, your supervisor, or administrative staff for details.
Work placement, internships or practicums
There are no specific work integrated learning components to this unit. Many research projects will however incorporate opportunities to assist with industry activities which may also be important to the research project. Students must not complete extra activities in industry settings related to their projects unless they are enrolled in one of the four units from the Health Sciences Honours course. This can be done normally in December the year before the full Honours year.
Students are encouraged to partake in related research activities (e.g. Faculty of Health presentations) as these opportunities all enrich the student experience as well as research environment across their Discipline and related research centres. As such opportunities become available they will be advertised on the course and unit Canvas pages.
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