Level of learning
Provides students with the opportunity to engage in supervised research in a specific area, thereby gaining experience of the professional role of a researcher in allied health. The unit requires students to explore a range of research designs and methods associated with an identified area of research. This unit is the first in the embedded Allied Health Honours program.
- Concepts of clinical research and evidence-based practice
Sources of knowledge (includes, but is not limited to):
- Tradition and authority
- Logical reasoning – deductive and inductive
- Scientific method
Research process and types of research
- Research process
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Research continuum
- Qualitative and quantitative
- Application of various research approaches and methods to an identified topic area
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||compare different research designs, identifying their strengths and weaknesses.|
|2||analyse the relationship between research questions, different research designs, paradigmatic frameworks and how research is conducted|
|3||critically review research designs relevant to an identified topic area|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
compare different research designs, identifying their strengths and weaknesses.
analyse the relationship between research questions, different research designs, paradigmatic frameworks and how research is conducted
critically review research designs relevant to an identified topic area
- Portney, L. G., & Watkins, M. P., 2015, Foundations of clinical research: Applications to practice, 4th edn, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ.