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HS3401 - Health Professional Research 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to all students enrolled in health science programs.

This subject will deepen the theoretical knowledge in regards to clinical and academic research in the allied health sciences and provide practical experience with the application of this knowledge. It will build on HS2402 by exploring how to design a research project using quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies the importance of ethical issues in research, and understanding research and research quality. This subject will reinforce principles, methods and skills required for evidence based practice in allied health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the theoretical concepts of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the Allied Health sciences;
  • Apply these theoretical concepts to develop a detailed research proposal that requires quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This proposal will involve written and oral components;
  • Identify structured appraisal tools for critically appraising published research, assess the appropriate tool for a variety of published research using qualitative and quantitative methodology, and use the tool to critically appraise the research;
  • Recognise and discuss the theoretical and applied dimensions of ethics as relevant to research in allied health sciences.
Prerequisites: HS2402


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - Group work and Presentations.
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 40%); presentations (% - 20%); tutorial attendance and participation (% - 10%); assignments (% - 30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.