UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SAHE4221 Research Aboriginal Health Unit 1

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multimode
Content This unit is the first of four units that comprise the Scholarly Activity (SA) (Research): Aboriginal Health stream in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. The unit covers scientific integrity; dealing with conflicts of interests; intellectual property; data recording and management and storage; authorship and publication; ethical issues with respect to research in humans including confidentiality, informed consent, risk minimisation, vulnerable populations, databanks—collection and storage of tissues/specimens for future analysis, and research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; animal ethics; and any training or safety courses required for the conduct of the specific research project. Students are required to attend any courses required prior to commencement of their research projects—to be indicated by supervisors/schools in the SA proposal form (e.g. laboratory safety, PC2 procedures, clinical handling in paediatrics, radioisotope courses, medical documents and clinical procedural reviews, performance of audits, etc.).
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the importance of scientific integrity and ethical conduct in research; (2) discuss the key issues relevant to human or animal research; (3) demonstrate the acquisition of basic skills and training necessary to undertake research in their chosen field; (4) critically review literature in the proposed field of research; and (5) demonstrate in writing a critical understanding of the ethical issues of relevance (for Aboriginal Health students).
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes; (2) literature review; and (3) research proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Paula Edgill
Unit rules
Prerequisites: IMED4121 Systems-based Learning 1
Co-requisites: IMED4221 Integrated Medical Practice 1
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SAHE4221/TS-C-2/2017

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