This unit is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required in preparing a project proposal in health and medical research, including information retrieval and analysis, formulation of research questions, research plan and design. General guidelines will be given in regard to the key elements required for a research project design including creativity, literature review and analysis, methodology, ethics, variables, statistical analysis, experimental techniques, data collection and interpretation, budgeting and reporting.
|Unit name||Research Methodology and Project Design|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Mr Colin Curtain|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- demonstrate an understanding of scientific literature in health and medical sciences, and the ability to apply information retrieval skills to search bibliographic databases and acquire key source documents for review on a specific topic.
- demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesise and report the results of a literature search by writing a literature review on a chosen topic that provides the rationale for your research questions, hypotheses and objectives.
- be aware of the principles of research methodology and project design in health and medical sciences, and apply this knowledge to develop a research project proposal.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Online via MyLo WebCT Vista, online discussion room
|Assessment||Research design project (40%)|Review of selected research topic (50%)|Participation in online forum discussion and exercises (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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