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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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 develop a research question, and write a proposal, considering the research design, methods and ethics associated with the project. This unit is the second in the embedded Allied Health Honours stream.

Unit content

  1. Formulate a research question that will be explored in their Honours Research Project, and engage in critical discussion and feedback of colleagues’ research questions;
  2. Appraise and critically review the literature relevant to their identified research question;
  3. Identify and explain the ethical issues relevant to their identified research questions, and engage in discussion of ethics associated with colleagues’ research questions;
  4. Design and develop a research proposal for their research question, providing justification and support for the plan.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Formulate a research question that will be explored in the Honours Research Project, and engage in critical discussion and feedback of colleagues’ research questions
2 Appraise and critically review the literature relevant to the identified research question
3 Identify and explain the ethical issues relevant to the identified research questions, and engage in discussion of ethics associated with colleagues’ research questions
4 Design and develop a research proposal for their research question, providing justification and support for the plan

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

  1. Formulate a research question that will be explored in the Honours Research Project, and engage in critical discussion and feedback of colleagues’ research questions
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  2. Appraise and critically review the literature relevant to the identified research question
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. Identify and explain the ethical issues relevant to the identified research questions, and engage in discussion of ethics associated with colleagues’ research questions
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  4. Design and develop a research proposal for their research question, providing justification and support for the plan
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Portney, L. G., & Watkins, M. P., 2009, Foundations of clinical research: Applications to practice, 3rd, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.