UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SAHE5321 Research Aboriginal Health Unit 3

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multimode
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: AHEA5801 Aboriginal Health Research
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SAHE5321/TS-C-2/2017

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