Enables students to learn how to evaluate and understand research findings and discover ways to use evidence-based principles (EBP) and resources for intervention planning. Different research paradigms are explored through appraising research literature from a range of disciplines. Students also consider notions such as balancing research evidence, client values and practitioner expertise.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Categorise literature into levels of relevance for particular disciplines and conduct a basic database search strategy.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Contrast quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.||Intellectual rigour|
|3||Develop a clinical research question and explain the choice of particular research design.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Discuss research articles in relation to methodology and validity.||Intellectual rigour|
|5||Describe levels of evidence (including revised levels of evidence) according to a variety of frameworks and assign with rationales studies to particular levels of evidence.||Intellectual rigour|
|6||Appraise and apply research findings across disciplines.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Describe the meaning of 'narrative synthesis' in relation to a literature review.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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