Provides students with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of literature analysis and research design in relation to an area of relevance to their professional practice. Students will produce a critical literature review to a peer review standard. Students will also produce a research proposal for future work.
The first six topics are covered in the first study period, and the remaining six in the second:
- Topic 1:Developing the research question
- Topic 2: Examining a systematic literature review and how is it done
- Topic 3: Methodology vs Methods
- Topic 4: Presenting the Results
- Topic 5: Elements of a comprehensive Discussion and Conclusion section
- Topic 6: Writing for Publication
- Topic 7: Designing a research proposal
- Topic 8: Analysing and addressing ethical issues involved with research in health
- Topic 9: Refining and focusing research questions
- Topic 10: Developing workable hypotheses
- Topic 11: Project management, milestones and timelines
- Topic 12. Composing a successful Research Proposal
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||develop a research question that critically examines an area of personal interest, located within your discipline or course specialisation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||comprehensively and systematically scope and critique the studies that will allow you to address the research question||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||prepare a robust reproducible comprehensive critique of the literature in a format appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal relevant to your discipline and research interest||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|4||formulate a research plan for investigating your research question||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse and address the ethical implications of a research proposal and compile an appropriate ethics application||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||compile, articulate, and defend a research proposal to answer your research question||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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