Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit is designed to run concurrently with PAED4405 Child Health Honours Research Project II, and enables honours students to develop the research skills necessary to analyse and interpret their results and to effectively communicate their findings in both oral and written form. Students attend weekly workshops with senior researchers within the School to develop relevant skills. Database set-up, biostatistical advice, assistance with Endnote, advice on writing and oral presentation skills are provided to students.

6 points

Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of appropriate documentation in recording of data; (2) apply general statistical knowledge obtained in semester one to the individual research project; (3) critically interpret results in the context of the wider result field; (4) further develop written communication skills, including scientific abstract writing; and (5) develop skills in oral communication and defence of research findings.


This comprises an abstract and poster presentation (40 per cent), a final seminar (40 per cent) and an oral defence (20 per cent).

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Sunalene Devadason
Unit rules
enrolment in
honours in Child and Adolescent Health
Contact hours
lectures: 1 per week
tutorials: 1 per week
  • 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.