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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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Research Methodology and Project Design
Unit code CSA408
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Teaching staff

Dr Nicole Bye (Unit Coordinator) and Mr Hsien Lee (Tutor)

Level Honours
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Online via MyLo WebCT Vista, online discussion room


3000 word review of selected research topic (50%); 2500 word research design project (40%); Participation in online forum discussion and exercises. (10%)

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