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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Development of a foundation knowledge and understanding of forms of knowledge, research and evaluation processes, research approaches and designs, research methodologies and methods, data management and analysis, effective dissemination of findings, and application of evidence to health care practice.

Unit content

Epistemology and forms of enquiry
Epidemiology
Evaluation processes and evidence based strategies
Qualitative, quantitative, triangulation and mixed-method research approaches and their methodologies and methods
Descriptive and inferential statistics, data management and analysis
Research proposal and report writing skills
Evaluation and dissemination of research findings
Evaluation and application of evidence to practice and policy
Ethics and law surrounding research and evaluation

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 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
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    • 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.
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    • GA3:
    • GA5: