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RM8301 - Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Health & Medicine

This subject is designed to prepare students to undertake an independent research project in a field of tropical health and medicine. Students will complete a critical review of contemporary and relevant literature which will inform the development of a research proposal, which should be approximately 2,000 words and should clearly define the topic, provide a rationale for the proposed research, outline methods for generating, gathering and/or analysing research data and discuss issues associated with those methods, and should be supported by relevant ethics and biosafety applications as appropriate for the field of study for approval to conduct the research. The critical literature review should be approximately 2000 words in length and provide a context for the research proposal research.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the application of specialised knowledge and skills to formulate a research project;
  • apply knowledge and understanding of research ethics to prepare a successful ethics application for a research project;
  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences;
  • demonstrate the application of specialised knowledge and skills to review, analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise contemporary research literature.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Understanding of relevant research methods and analysis required for independent research

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Ms Pamela Stronach, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Method of Delivery: andOther
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Ms Pamela Stronach, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Method of Delivery: andOther
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Ms Pamela Stronach, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Ms Pamela Stronach, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Professor Beverley Glass
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
Assessment: assignments (50%); research project proposal (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

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