SAHE5321 Research Aboriginal Health Unit 3

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit is the third of four units that comprise the Scholarly Activity (Research): Aboriginal Health stream in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. Students continue with their research project (approximately 150 hours), under the supervision of a UWA academic staff member. Students are also expected to maintain a research journal outlining the progress of their research, the procedures they are conducting, research context, changes to the study design or research methodology and their findings; a portfolio of their research progress, findings and the interpretation of these; a reflective commentary on the development of this research towards preparation of a research publication; and ongoing Aboriginal community/organisation feedback.
Students are able to (1) document key findings using appropriate methods; (2) demonstrate their ability to effectively apply their knowledge of data analysis to their individual research project; (3) demonstrate critical thinking through written work and further development of written communication skills; and (4) effectively communicate the progress of their research project with partner community groups or organisations.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) progress report; (2) methods/results; and (3) professionalism assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paula Edgill
Unit rules
AHEA5801 Aboriginal Health Research
Contact hours
Students have regular contact with their project supervisor
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