UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SRUR4221 Rural Specialisation—Research Foundations Unit

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multimode
Content This unit delivers identical content and learning objectives to SMED4221 Research Foundations Unit, but is based on a project with a rural service provider.
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 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: IMED4211 Systems-based Learning 2
Approved quota: 240—domestic (210) and international (30)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SRUR4221/TS-C-2/2017

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