JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

RM8301 - Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Health & Medicine

This subject is designed to prepare students for the completion of an independent research project in a field of tropical health and medicine and associated disciplines under the supervision of one or more advisors. Students will complete a critical review of contemporary and relevant literature which should provide a contextual background and inform the development of a research proposal. The written research proposal should clearly define the topic, provide a rationale for the proposed research, outline methods for generating, gathering and/or analysing research data and discuss issues associated with those methods. The research proposal should be supported by the preparation of relevant ethics and biosafety applications as appropriate for the field of study to seek approval for the proposed research project to be conducted. Students will also be required to give an oral presentation of their research proposal during an entry seminar to an audience of post-graduate peers, academics and researchers.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the application of specialised knowledge and skills to formulate a research project;
  • apply knowledge and understanding of research ethics to prepare a successful ethics application for a research project;
  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences;
  • demonstrate the application of specialised knowledge and skills to review, analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise contemporary research literature.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (20%)
  • assignments (40%)
  • research project proposal (40%)
  • epigeum: research skills master program - research methods in literature review (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

None

Assumed
Knowledge:
Understanding of relevant research methods and analysis required for independent research

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Robin Ray, Miss Emma Anderson, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt, Professor Cate Nagle.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: andOther

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Robin Ray, Miss Emma Anderson, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt, Professor Cate Nagle.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Melissa Crowe
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Robin Ray, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: andOther

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Melissa Crowe
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Robin Ray, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Melissa Crowe
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Robin Ray, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Robin Ray, Miss Emma Anderson, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt, Professor Cate Nagle.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Robin Ray, Miss Emma Anderson, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt, Professor Cate Nagle.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Diana Mendez, Dr Melissa Crowe
Lecturers: Dr Karen Yates, Dr Robin Ray, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 59
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.