Unit aim

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 conduct an in-depth critique of the literature relevant to their Honours topic, and commence data collection and analysis associated with their Honours project. This unit is the third in the embedded Allied Health Honours stream. 

Unit content

  • Conducting a literature review
    • Designing a literature search strategy
    • Searching databases
    • Critiquing the literature
    • Synthesising the literature
    • Writing a literature review
    • Use of Endnote
  • Data management and analysis – qualitative and quantitative

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Portney, L.G & Watkins, M.P., 2015, Foundations of clinical research: Application to practice, 4th edn, Pearson , Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours
Self-directed project 23 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
PresentationSR
PresentationSR
Literature reviewSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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