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MD8011 - Independent Project and Dissertation

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: MD8001 and MD8002 and MD8007


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: dissertation.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: dissertation.

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