Skills in Critical Appraisal of Research

Subject PSYT90010 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 weeks x 3.5-hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Prof Thomas Trauer


Ms Ros Hendy,
Subject Overview:

In this unit, students will gain statistical and methodological knowledge at a basic or introductory level. However the course has been designed to cover a broad range of revelant topics. The course will include an introduction to statistical and qualitative methods of analysis. Research methods in the fields of epidemiology and interventions will be discussed. Longitudinal designs and meta-analysis will be introduced. Students will develop research skills in the area of study design, methodology and analysis.

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Assessment will take the form of a 1500 word written evaluation of a published paper presenting an empirical research study (70%) and oral presentation during class time (30%).

Prescribed Texts: Dawson B, Trapp R G (2001) Basic and Clinical Biostatistics. Lange Medical Books / McGraw-Hill, Sydney
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Psychiatry

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