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 develop a research question, and write a proposal, considering the research design, methods and ethics associated with the project. This unit is the second in the embedded Allied Health Honours stream.
- Formulate a research question that will be explored in their Honours Research Project, and engage in critical discussion and feedback of colleagues’ research questions;
- Appraise and critically review the literature relevant to their identified research question;
- Identify and explain the ethical issues relevant to their identified research questions, and engage in discussion of ethics associated with colleagues’ research questions;
- Design and develop a research proposal for their research question, providing justification and support for the plan.
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||Formulate a research question that will be explored in the Honours Research Project, and engage in critical discussion and feedback of colleagues’ research questions||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||Appraise and critically review the literature relevant to the identified research question||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|3||Identify and explain the ethical issues relevant to the identified research questions, and engage in discussion of ethics associated with colleagues’ research questions||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||Design and develop a research proposal for their research question, providing justification and support for the plan||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- Portney, L. G., & Watkins, M. P., 2009, Foundations of clinical research: Applications to practice, 3rd, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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