Courses & Units

Evidence-Based Research in Health Sciences CXA328



This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in areas relevant to research in exercise and sports or nutrition sciences. Students will have the opportunity to select a topic of interest from a pre-defined list within their general field of study for detailed investigation. The detailed investigation and presentation of the findings will be performed as part of a small group, where each student submits their own Project Justification and Literature Review, but the Final Project Report and Oral Presentation are assessed as a group. The final report will take the format of a research manuscript and will follow the author guidelines for an appropriate journal. The exact nature of the final report will depend on the group topic and will be finalised in writing with the Unit Coordinator.


Unit name Evidence-Based Research in Health Sciences
Unit code CXA328
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Nathan Pitchford

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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CXA213 and (CXA234 or CXA228)


Teaching Pattern

Workshop – 3 hours x 13 weeks
Lecture (Online) – 2 hours x 9 weeks


Project Justification 500 words 5%

Literature Review 2000 words 30%,

Final Project Report 4000 words 40%

Oral Presentation 25%.

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