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Unit of Study MWF10663 - Research and Evidence Based Practice (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically examine selected conceptual and philosophical dimensions of research and evidence practice in the health professions
2 discuss the research process and the elements of research design
3 critically examine the role of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research methods for conducting health research
4 discuss the ethical and other issues related to conducting health research
5 demonstrate basic data management, analysis and interpretation skills
6 prepare the basic research proposal components and demonstrate scholarly writing skills
7 evaluate and disseminate research findings and apply them to practice.

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

  1. critically examine selected conceptual and philosophical dimensions of research and evidence practice in the health professions
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  2. discuss the research process and the elements of research design
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  3. critically examine the role of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research methods for conducting health research
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. discuss the ethical and other issues related to conducting health research
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  5. demonstrate basic data management, analysis and interpretation skills
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  6. prepare the basic research proposal components and demonstrate scholarly writing skills
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  7. evaluate and disseminate research findings and apply them to practice.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5: