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Unit description

Utilises examples of studies drawn from areas such as public health, nursing, midwifery, sports and exercise science, allied health and biomedical science to equip students with an understanding of contemporary approaches to research and evaluation as applied in real-world settings.

Unit content

  • The research process and project management
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Qualitative methodologies and data collection strategies
  • Quantitative methodologies and data collection strategies
  • Principles and practices of sampling and recruitment
  • Ethical issues, research integrity, intellectual property and ethics processes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate selective application of an applied research methodologyIntellectual rigour
2plan and initiate a research project Intellectual rigour
3consolidate a broad understanding of theoretical concepts in researchIntellectual rigour
4demonstrate an understanding of ethical and privacy considerations associated with the design and conduct of health science researchCultural competence
5demonstrate knowledge of ethical approval processes for human research.Ethical practice

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

  1. demonstrate selective application of an applied research methodology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. plan and initiate a research project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. consolidate a broad understanding of theoretical concepts in research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. demonstrate an understanding of ethical and privacy considerations associated with the design and conduct of health science research
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate knowledge of ethical approval processes for human research.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 150 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
TimelineSR
Critical conversationSR

Teaching method
Structured online learning 150 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
TimelineSR
Critical conversationSR
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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