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MD8009 - Academic Rural and Remote Medicine: Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

Available to students enrolled in PGDip or Master of Rural and Remote Medicine or by permission of Head of School

Students will gain a broad understanding of contemporary issues in Primary health Care. Research, including a history of the development of PHC research as an emerging discipline. This subject provides an understanding of issues unique to PHC research, including the ethical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent and access to information. The practical implications of conducting research in rural and remote settings and with Indigenous people will also be explored. Students will acquire skills in applying critical appraisal techniques to a wide range of health literature for their own area of professional practice. The concepts, collection and implementation of evidence based practice will be explored. Students will also gain skills in the effective proposal and grant development for research funding, evaluation in PHC as well as research dissemination through publications, conferences, and the media and policy makers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of PHC research;
  • Appreciate the issues unique to PHC Research, including ethical issues, rural and remote research, and research with Indigenous people;
  • Understand the processes involved in developing a research proposal, through proposal writing, reviewing the literature, budgeting, designing methodologies, project management, data analysis and write-up;
  • Apply a range of PHC research and evaluation methods and skills and grant and proposal writing;
  • Critique and apply PHC research evidence through an understanding of the concepts, collection and implementation of evidence based practice.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Louise Young.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (20%); research question outline due week 8 (30%); powerpoint presentation paper and conference poster due week 13 (40%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Louise Young.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (20%); research question outline due week 8 (30%); powerpoint presentation paper and conference poster due week 13 (40%).

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.