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Unit description

Directs students' research focus towards practice-based health care issues, contexts and possibilities. Situating themselves as leaders of health practice, students explore the relationship between evidence-based practice, translational science and implementation science and apply these methods to their thesis topic. Students refine a problem statement and preliminary project plan.

Unit content

  • Identification of an emergent research topic
  • Unravelling practice contexts
  • Whole systems research
  • Translational science
  • Self as leader of evidence-based change
  • Implementation science research frameworks and methods
  • Project management

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1systematically identify barriers and enablers of translational research and evidence-based practices in the context in which the thesis topic is embedded
2examine the principles and research methods of implementation science and identify their application in improving healthcare processes and outcomes
3critically reflect on and formulate responses to leadership challenges within the systems and contexts of your thesis topic
4apply selected implementation science methods to the contexts of your research problem and refine a problem statement for the thesis topic

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. systematically identify barriers and enablers of translational research and evidence-based practices in the context in which the thesis topic is embedded
  2. examine the principles and research methods of implementation science and identify their application in improving healthcare processes and outcomes
  3. critically reflect on and formulate responses to leadership challenges within the systems and contexts of your thesis topic
  4. apply selected implementation science methods to the contexts of your research problem and refine a problem statement for the thesis topic

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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