SRUR4221 Rural Specialisation—Research Foundations Unit

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit delivers identical content and learning objectives to SMED4221 Research Foundations Unit, but is based on a project with a rural service provider.
Students are able to (1) describe the importance of scientific integrity and ethical conduct in research; (2) discuss the key issues relevant to human and animal research; (3) demonstrate the acquisition of basic skills and training necessary to undertake research in their chosen field; (4) critically review literature in their proposed field of research; and (5) design a research project, outlining the study background and rationale, research questions, study design and data analysis.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes; (2) literature review; (3) research proposal; and (4) professional behaviour assessments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Sunalene Devadason
Unit rules
IMED4211 Systems-based Learning 2
Approved quota: 240—domestic (210) and international (30)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.