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HS7405 - Research Methodologies for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Health professionals are increasing expected to play their part in contributing to evidence for practice through conducting research. This subject introduces students to a verity of methodologies and provides opportunities for to students practice the skills necessary to conduct a research project. Topics such as the theoretical and conceptual foundations of research, research design, ethical considerations, quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies, data generation and analysis as well as proposal writing, enable students to work systematically through the research process as it applies to their discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyse and apply evidence based practice in health professional education;
  • Discuss and apply methods for generating evidence through quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods;
  • Apply ethical principles in the conduct of health professional research;
  • Generate accurate and relevant documentation necessary for the conduct of valid research.

Subject Assessment

  • assignment 1 - gathering and analyzing data (50%)
  • assignment 2 - written research proposal and ethics application (50%).

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 120 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 120 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.