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2022 unit offering information will be available in November 2021

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake an advanced level systematic literature search and subsequent analysis in relation to their intended thesis topic.  Findings will be critically applied to developing a research justification statement, defining the parameters, design, data collection and analysis procedures of a research project for the thesis component of the course. Techniques required to initiate a research project and write a proposal are explored.

Unit content

  • Systematically searching, appraising and synthesising available evidence
  • Refining a research question and justification statement
  • Data collection methods
  • Data analysis methods and procedures
  • Research project management
  • Developing research protocol and ethical approval processes in healthcare contexts

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 and critically review, synthesise and report on contemporary literature with regard to the chosen area for the thesis topic
2construct research questions and problem statements to initiate and structure a critical examination of the chosen area for the thesis topic
3formulate different types of research questions in response to literature review findings and identify research design implications
4apply principles and strategies for effective research management in specific healthcare research projects

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

  1. systematically identify and critically review, synthesise and report on contemporary literature with regard to the chosen area for the thesis topic
  2. construct research questions and problem statements to initiate and structure a critical examination of the chosen area for the thesis topic
  3. formulate different types of research questions in response to literature review findings and identify research design implications
  4. apply principles and strategies for effective research management in specific healthcare research projects

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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