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Unit Overview


Students undertake a research project under the supervision of an academic staff member in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health. The research project is carried out over two semesters, and this unit must be taken in conjunction with PAED4405 Child Health Honours Research Project II in Semester 2. Both units are examined by submission of a dissertation or manuscript written in a style suitable for submission to a scientific journal. Both units can only be undertaken by students accepted into the Child and Adolescent Health course at honours level.

12 points

Students are able to (1) develop workable hypotheses or research questions; (2) design and conduct experiments to appropriately test the hypotheses or research questions; (3) conduct data analysis and critical interpretation in the context of existing literature; and (4) report the outcomes of the research in written format (oral presentation skills are demonstrated in a separate, concurrent unit).


This comprises a dissertation/journal manuscript (100 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
Advisable prior study
Biomedical Science major with a credit average
or better
Contact hours
aproximately 150 hours
  • 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.