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HS2405 - Health Professional Research 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to students enrolled in physiotherapy

This subject will deepen the theoretical knowledge in regards to clinical and academic research in the allied health sciences and provide practical experience with the application of this knowledge. It will build on HS2402 by exploring how to design a research project using quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies the importance of ethical issues in research, and understanding research and research quality. This subject will reinforce principles, methods and skills required for evidence based practice in allied health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply these theoretical concepts to develop a detailed research proposal that requires quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This proposal will involve written and oral components;
  • Identify structured appraisal tools for critically appraising published research, assess the appropriate tool for a variety of published research using qualitative and quantitative methodology, and use the tool to critically appraise the research;
  • Recognise and discuss the theoretical and applied dimensions of ethics as relevant to research in allied health sciences;
  • Describe the theoretical concepts of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the Allied Health sciences.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Group
  • Written > Peer assessment - (10%) - Individual
  • Group Research Project (15% written 20% presentation) - (35%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Complete and submit all assessment tasks; Attend a minimum of 80% of tutorials.



Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Ms Julie Parison, Dr Maria Castellanos Reynosa
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine, Ms Julie Parison, Ms Jemma King, Dr Iyke Emeto, Ms Faith Alele, Mrs Vanessa Harris, Mrs Kylie Carrigan, <Person not found>, Ms Kerri Trezona, Dr Maria Castellanos Reynosa.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 32 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.