Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible

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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tony Celenza
Unit rules
Advisable prior study
EMED5502 Evidence-based Emergency Medicine EMED5501 Research Design in Emergency Medicine
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.