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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides students with an appreciation of the contemporary health science research landscape, identifying research needs in improving health care and developing research questions. Skill is acquired in systematically locating, appraising and synthesising published research.

Unit content

  • The logic and purpose of inquiry
  • Developing research questions
  • Translational research
  • Literature review
  • Critical appraisal of research
  • Advanced bibliographic search
  • Reference management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 design and conduct a comprehensive literature search on a research topic Lifelong learning
2 compare and appraise research literature and methodologies relevant to the research topic Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 synthesise the existing knowledge on the research topic Knowledge of a discipline
4 demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of the health science research topic Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design and conduct a comprehensive literature search on a research topic
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. compare and appraise research literature and methodologies relevant to the research topic
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. synthesise the existing knowledge on the research topic
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of the health science research topic
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.