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HS2405 - Health Professional Research 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to students enrolled in physiotherapy

This subject will deepen the theoretical knowledge about clinical and academic research in the allied health sciences. It will build on HS2402 by teaching how to design a research project using qualitative and quantitive methodologies, the importance of ethical issues in research, and how to develop an ethics application. This subject will reinforce principles, methods and skills required for evidence based practice in allied health. Students will develop a research question that requires quantative and/or qualitative methodologies, develop a research project incorporating both methodologies and write an ethics application using a structured template. The topic of the proposal will be specific to the discipline of the students. Students will work in groups of 2-5 and/or individually for honours students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand theoretical concepts of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the allied health sciences;
  • Develop a research question that requires both qualitative and quantitative methodologies;
  • Write a research proposal that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
  • Prepare an ethics proposal for the research project following a structured template.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
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.