UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SAHE5411 Research Aboriginal Health Unit 4

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is the fourth 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, under supervision. In addition to completing their research project, students are expected to—analyse and critically interpret their data in the context of the available literature and the wider research field; provide community feedback and seek approval prior to further dissemination and publication; prepare a journal paper (preferable) or written report summarising the outcomes of the research in a clear, concise manner; prepare an abstract suitable for submission (if possible) to a conference (this may be to a local meeting, medical student conference or national/international congress); present the outcomes of the project in oral or poster format, summarising the research and significant findings (preferably an oral presentation at a local conference or at their school/institute, but it may include a poster presentation at a national/international meeting); and be able to answer relevant questions regarding the conduct or outcomes of their research project.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate the specific application of general research analytical skills and knowledge (either quantitative or qualitative) to the data arising from the research project; (2) critically interpret the results of their research project in the context of the wider research field; (3) demonstrate the development of effective written communication skills, including scientific abstract writing; (4) demonstrate the effective use of oral communication to defend research findings and analysis; and (5) provide effective community feedback on the findings of the research and seek approval prior to further dissemination.
Assessment Depending on the nature of the research project this comprises (1) a manuscript/dissertation written in the style of a journal paper, suitable for submission to a clinical or scientific journal; or (2) a scientific abstract suitable for submission to a local, national or international conference; or (3) a clinical audit report with recommendations for modification and improvement of the service; or (4) a clinical trial report; (5) an oral (preferable) or poster presentation summarising outcomes of the research (including defending the findings in response to questions/comments from the audience); (6) an Aboriginal community or organisation report on research findings; and (7) a research reflective journal.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites: (IMED5312 Integrated Medical Practice 2 Part 2 or RMED5321 Integrated Rural Medical Practice 2) and SAHE5321 Research Aboriginal Health Unit 3
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SAHE5411/TS-C-1/2017

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