Courses & Units

Research Literacy CZZ103


This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts and methods relevant to health science and research literacy, offering perspectives from a range of health professions and fields of medical research. It will equip students with the skills to locate, evaluate, and assess the validity of scientific information, and will help students to develop scientific communication skills. Students will also develop an understanding of the role of proven interventions in the delivery of health services, both from a research and health profession perspective.


Unit name Research Literacy
Unit code CZZ103
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine|Paramedicine
Coordinator Ms Rachael Berry
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Paramedicine Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Paramedicine Study Period 1 21/2/2022 12/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the contribution of medical research to the development of evidence-based practice
  • Differentiate between various types of research methodologies and methods commonly used in healthcare
  • Apply basic search strategies using scientific databases to source, utilise and reference relevant scientific literature
  • Integrate and effectively communicate relevant published research findings

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069905 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CAA209 or CAM103


Teaching Pattern

Asynchronous online content

AssessmentOnline quizzes (15%)|Journal Article Critique (50%)|Literature review (35%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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