EMED5503 Special Topics in Emergency Medicine Research

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This core unit provides students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Research with the opportunity to undertake a more in-depth study of an aspect of emergency care research. An individual learning contract is developed in consultation with a suitable supervisor and the unit coordinator that details the project, including objectives, activity plan, resources, outputs and timelines, and the assessment criteria. Students enrolling into the unit undertake one of the following activities: (1) development of a detailed research project proposal that includes conducting a review of a body of scientific literature; (2) undertaking a systematic review of the literature +/- meta-analysis; (3) development of a clinical practice guideline based on a review of the evidence; and (4) conduct and write-up of a clinical audit or small pilot study.
Students are able to (1) develop a project plan to meet the desired goal; (2) conduct a review of the literature consistent with the project; (3) monitor timelines and adhere to a work plan; (4) synthesise and interpret information; and (5) demonstrate effective scientific communication.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online presentation of proposal; (2) written progress report; and (3) written final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tony Celenza
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
EMED5502 Evidence-based Emergency Medicine EMED5501 Research Design in Emergency Medicine
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