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MD8011 - Independent Project and Dissertation

Credit points: 9
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to any experienced medical practitioner currently working in a rural or remote location.

This subject allows rural medical practitioners to select a research topic of relevance to their practice, to critically review the literature, to collect and analyse relevant data and to present their findings in an academic format. Ideally, the topic will reflect an aspect of clinical rural and remote practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • prepare a review of the scientific literature on a chosen topic;
  • demonstrate the ability to design and execute a research project, include data analysis and writing of a dissertation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically.
Prerequisites: MD8001 and MD8002 and MD8007

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Assessment: dissertation.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Assessment: dissertation.

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.