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Unit description

Enables students to apply the theory and methodology explored in Focussing Health Research toward Practice Settings to the detailed design of research within practice-based environments. Students will familiarise themselves with practical aspects of doing rigorous health research.

Unit content

  • Descriptive study designs
  • Interventional study designs
  • Comparative study designs
  • Selecting outcomes measures
  • Selecting appropriate research methods and design
  • Methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Rationalise a choice of study design

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:
1identify appropriate theory and implementation science research methodology to address the thesis topic and literature review results
2critically apply and construct appropriate data collection tools for the chosen topic and research problem
3design, plan and pilot a methodology for the chosen topic of research interest
4rationalise and apply appropriate data analysis techniques within a pilot for the chosen topic of research interest

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

  1. identify appropriate theory and implementation science research methodology to address the thesis topic and literature review results
  2. critically apply and construct appropriate data collection tools for the chosen topic and research problem
  3. design, plan and pilot a methodology for the chosen topic of research interest
  4. rationalise and apply appropriate data analysis techniques within a pilot for the chosen topic of research interest

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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