Research Project in Health PG (9592.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Faculty Of Health||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being & doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
In this unit, students will undertake applied research in health. The research conducted is generally not biomedical science conducted in research laboratories, but rather involving activities that address issues relating to health outcomes, health care interventions, diagnostics, professional practice, or delivery of health services.
This unit encourages a multidisciplinary approach among 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 closely with their mentor, as well as independently, demonstrating initiative and problem-solving.
This unit is designed to follow on from 6486 Research Planning in Health. If you have completed another research planning unit, other than 6486 make sure your mentor knows, and you are prepared to rapidly develop your research project and protocol.
Prerequisites6486 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 knowledgePlanning a research proposal, use of bibliographic management system, basic statistics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Online||Prof Jennie Scarvell|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Online||Prof Jennie Scarvell|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Prof Jennie Scarvell|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Online||Prof Jennie Scarvell|
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submit all assignments and assessed materials online via Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
Extension requests should be endorsed by your mentor, (attach an email from your mentor) and submitted to me by email, using the approved form in MyUC
See policy above.
Use of text matching software
Moderation of assessment items:
All assessment items, including exams, are internally reviewed and moderated before they are published in unit outlines, listed on canvas, or printed out for the final exam period. This review of assessment items is performed by another academic within the same field who has a good understanding of the subject matter and is be done as part of the unit curriculum review.
Moderation of marking:
There is a random selection of assessment items that are moderated in a unit, including all failed assignments (excluding exams). The moderation of passing assessment items is based on a sample chosen randomly, on a percentage basis at different grade levels or the full range of submitted items to develop a common view about performance.
This is a large piece of work, over a long time period. It is important to set yourself small milestone deadlines and targets, to make sure you get it done. Make sure you plan time carefully, and stick to a routine for learning.
Make sure and keep your mentor meetings.
Inclusion and engagement
Please let the unit convenor know ASAP is you will be needing an extension on any assignments. We will be happy to discuss the best ways to make "Research Project' successful for you.
There are real-time seminars in this unit to attend.
There are meetings with your mentor and study group to attend. Committment to this contact with your group and mentor is essential. Failure to attend these meetings will be taken into consideration during assessment and applications for extensions.
Required IT skills
IT skills may be required for specific projects or specific analysis. Discuss with your mentor.
Statistical analysis software Jamovi (freeware), or SPSS (avaiallble in UC computer labs or via VPN)
Work placement, internships or practicums
There is a research project, and for some people this will occur off campus.