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CRH5001

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Margaret Stebbing

Synopsis

This unit aims to orientate the student to research through an exploration of the nature of health professional research. The unit will assist students to interpret published research and enhance their appreciation of the ethical issues that health researchers face. The delivery of the unit is via WebCT.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be expected to:

  1. Recognise and appreciate the importance of research to health care practice;
  2. Critically appraise research reports;
  3. Discuss the application of various research methods to their own practice;
  4. Identify a range of health care problems that could be investigated by research;
  5. Develop skills related to the design, implementation and evaluation of research proposals;
  6. Apply selected findings to health and health-related research to improve practice.

Assessment

Written assignment (50%)
Written assisgnment: Finding, reading and critiquing research literature (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Margaret Stebbing

Prerequisites

Must be enrolled in course code 3897