24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit aims to increase student understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research in community-based emergency health and to develop their analytic, research and communication skills. Students will undertake guided studies in research methodology and complete a supervised research project with the aim of developing both discipline specific and generic research skills
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Discuss the different methods of knowledge acquisition and synthesis.
- Discuss the ethical, legal, and cultural responsibilities of scientific investigation.
- Describe the principles of "Good Clinical Research", as described by the NH&MRC, with an emphasis on research in community-based emergency health.
- Describe the phases of the research process.
- Discuss basic research concepts and methodology, in both quantitative and qualitative experimental designs.
- Critically review the scientific literature in community-based emergency health.
- Consult with both a statistician and a qualitative researcher to discuss the role of methodology consultants in the research process.
- Write up scientific work in a potentially publishable manner.
- Prepare and present suitable oral and written presentations for the emergency health academic, research and scientific community.
- Demonstrate a range of technical skills appropriate to community-based emergency health research.
- Demonstrate the ability to pursue higher studies in community based emergency health.
- Discuss the breadth and diversity of research in health sciences.
- Plan and implement a research project and prepare the associated report.
- Research report (3,500 - 5,000 words) (80%) (Hurdle)
- Seminar presentation (20%)