PODI4208 Research Methods

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Students identify requirements and write a research plan, and determine resources and funding sources for research. The requirements and guiding documents for research ethics are considered. Students make a critical analysis of the research papers and identify the strengths and weaknesses of research designs. Students gain expertise in using online information resources and managing references. Students also gain experience in preparing research funding applications, research reporting, data management and journal article writing in refereed journals.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and describe the elements of a research proposal; (2) identify relevant research resources and funding sources for podiatric research; (3) discuss the Helsinki agreement and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) requirements related to animal welfare and human research ethics; (4) search the literature using computer-aided information resources; and (5) critique the scientific literature and write a literature review on a relevant topic in podiatric medicine.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a critique of an educational research project; (2) preparation of a research proposal; and (3) preparation of a human ethics research application. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gabrielle Brand
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of all Level 1 units within the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (90870)
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