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RM8302 - Research Project 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 for students to undertake a research project in a field of tropical health and medicine that is informed by the completion of, or concurrently studied, RM8301. To communicate the outcomes of their research, the students will complete a dissertation of approximately 12-15,000 words and will present the outcomes of their research in an oral presentation to a varied audience including academics, researchers and other post graduate students. It should clearly define a topic, provide a rationale, set the proposed research in the context of appropriate literature, describe methods for generating, gathering and/or analysing research data and discuss issues associated with those methods. It should present the data generated as part of the research project, and a discussion of that data, in an appropriate format. It should draw conclusions and implications from the research (including as appropriate, implications for theory, practice and further research), relate findings and conclusions to relevant literature and theory, and offer a critical evaluation of the significance and limitations of the research. The thesis will undergo formal examination for the subject result by a panel external to the supervisory team.

Learning Outcomes

  • conduct an independent research project using contemporary, specialised knowledge and technical skills in data collection, qualitative and/or quantitative research methods;
  • analyse and interpret results from a research project, and critically evaluate and synthesise results in the context of contemporary research literature to solve a complex problem;
  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations;
  • demonstrate responsibility and accountability for future professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes;
  • demonstrate a high standard of ethical conduct in their research exercising autonomy, responsibility, accountability and welldeveloped judgement.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
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: research dissertation and oral presentation.
Special Assessment Requirements: None

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