PODI4208 Research Methods

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
Students identify requirements and write a research plan, and determine resources and funding sources for research. The requirements and guiding documents for research ethics are considered. Students make a critical analysis of the research papers and identify the strengths and weaknesses of research designs. Students gain expertise in using online information resources and managing references. Students also gain experience in preparing research funding applications, research reporting, data management and journal article writing in refereed journals.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and describe the elements of a research proposal; (2) identify relevant research resources and funding sources for podiatric research; (3) discuss the Helsinki agreement and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) requirements related to animal welfare and human research ethics; (4) search the literature using computer-aided information resources; and (5) critique the scientific literature and write a literature review on a relevant topic in podiatric medicine.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a critique of an educational research project; (2) preparation of a research proposal; and (3) preparation of a human ethics research application. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Renee Silvester
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
All of: PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1
AND
PODI4211 Integrated Clinical Practice
AND
PODI4212 Integrated Podiatric Medicine 1 and PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
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