Provides students with the opportunity to engage in supervised research in a specific area, thereby gaining experience of the professional role of a researcher in allied health. The unit requires students to explore a range of research designs and methods associated with an identified area of research. This unit is the first in the embedded Allied Health Honours program.
- Concepts of clinical research and evidence-based practice
Sources of knowledge (includes, but is not limited to):
- Tradition and authority
- Logical reasoning – deductive and inductive
- Scientific method
Research process and types of research
- Research process
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Research continuum
- Qualitative and quantitative
- Application of various research approaches and methods to an identified topic area
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||compare different research designs, identifying their strengths and weaknesses.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||analyse the relationship between research questions, different research designs, paradigmatic frameworks and how research is conducted||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||critically review research designs relevant to an identified topic area||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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