Undertaking medical research requires a range of skills and knowledge related to the ways information is generated, evaluated and communicated. Processes like peer review and open evaluation are essential to ensure that the knowledge underpinning medicine, health care and medical research funding is accurate, unbiased, ethically acquired and widely available. This unit introduces students to the key skills and processes relevant to science and research literacy, offering perspectives from a range of fields of medical research. It will equip students with the skills to find, evaluate and assess the validity of scientific information, and will help students to develop their own scientific communication skills.
|Unit name||Scientific and Research Literacy|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Kirsten Fairfax|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Demonstrate effective communication in scientific writing and referencing using referencing software
- Differentiate between various research methodologies commonly used in medical research, their ethical considerations and their implications
- Identify the purpose of some basic statistical tests and apply them to data relevant to the healthcare sector
- Evaluate and comment on the quality and significance of scientific journal articles
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One lecture and one tutorial per week and on-line modules
|Assessment||On-line modules and quizzes (20%)|Literature review (30%)|Statistical tests (25%)|Research critique (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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