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Unit of Study SPT20003 - Appraising and Applying Research Findings Across Disciplines (2014)

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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 Categorise literature into levels of relevance for particular disciplines and conduct a basic database search strategy.
2 Contrast quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.
3 Develop a clinical research question and explain the choice of particular research design.
4 Discuss research articles in relation to methodology and validity.
5 Describe levels of evidence (including revised levels of evidence) according to a variety of frameworks and assign with rationales studies to particular levels of evidence.
6 Appraise and apply research findings across disciplines.
7 Describe the meaning of 'narrative synthesis' in relation to a literature review.

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

  1. Categorise literature into levels of relevance for particular disciplines and conduct a basic database search strategy.
    • GA1:
  2. Contrast quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.
    • GA1:
  3. Develop a clinical research question and explain the choice of particular research design.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. Discuss research articles in relation to methodology and validity.
    • GA1:
  5. Describe levels of evidence (including revised levels of evidence) according to a variety of frameworks and assign with rationales studies to particular levels of evidence.
    • GA1:
  6. Appraise and apply research findings across disciplines.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. Describe the meaning of 'narrative synthesis' in relation to a literature review.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:

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