Healthcare Research-Principles & Designs

Subject PAED90027 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two-hour weekly seminars and one intensive three- day workshop to be held in the second half of the semester.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Academic Contact:

Jan Hodgson
Ph: 03 8341 6308

Administrative Contact:

Vicki Hirt
Phone: 03 8341 6336

Subject Overview:

This subject will introduce students to issues in undertaking clinical research within hospital, community and primary health care settings. Content includes: development of a research question, study design and methodology, and ethical issues in health care research. This subject will be conducted as a mix of weekly seminars and one intensive workshop.

  • Critically analyse literature
  • Critically analyse practice
  • Develop capacity to undertake independent research
  • Appreciate the ethical issues involved in undertaking research with human participants and be familiar with the formal process of ethical review of research
  • Research proposal which includes a 2000 word literature review for the project (maximum of 4000 words total), (50%), due end of semester
  • Completion of a Human Research Ethics application relating to the research thesis, 2500 words, (50%), due end of semester
Prescribed Texts:

No prescribed text but a pack of selected readings will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Develop skills to plan and undertake a research project
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
Related Course(s): Master of Genetic Counselling

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