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Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1

Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

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 conduct an in-depth critique of the literature relevant to their Honours topic, and commence data collection and analysis associated with their Honours project. This unit is the third in the embedded Allied Health Honours stream. 

Unit content

  • Conducting a literature review
    • Designing a literature search strategy
    • Searching databases
    • Critiquing the literature
    • Synthesising the literature
    • Writing a literature review
    • Use of Endnote
  • Data management and analysis – qualitative and quantitative

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 collect, assemble, analyse and interpret data related to the Honours research project
2 appraise, synthesize and critically review the literature relevant to the identified research question and emerging from the implementation of the research program including the methodology, collection, assembly and analysis of the research findings

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

  1. collect, assemble, analyse and interpret data related to the Honours research project
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. appraise, synthesize and critically review the literature relevant to the identified research question and emerging from the implementation of the research program including the methodology, collection, assembly and analysis of the research findings
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Portney, LG & Watkins, MP, 2015, Foundations of clinical research: Application to practice, 4th edn, Pearson , Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.