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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Nathan Pitchford|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply knowledge of health science and research methods to develop and pursue a research question
- Access and organise relevant research literature in the field of health sciences
- Analyse and interpret health science related data.
- Communicate research findings and recommendations in both written and verbal mediums
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesCXA209 - Nutrition Through the Lifecycle OR (CXA213 - Health Promotion: Principles and Planning AND CXA234 - Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment)
Workshop – 3 hours (13 weeks)
|Assessment||Project Justification (5%)|Oral Presentation (25%)|Literature Review (30%)|Final Project Report (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Page, P., 2012. Research designs in sports physical therapy. International journal of sports physical therapy, 7(5), p.482.Recommended readings
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