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HS3401 - 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 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.

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.
Prerequisites: HS2402
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HS2405

Availabilities

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.