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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.

Summary 2021

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



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About Census Dates




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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