Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

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

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
Students adopt a research project and research question in this unit as determined by the unit coordinator. This is the project planning unit where by students design their research project to undertake data collection in PODI4000 and PODI5334 pending ethics and other necessary approvals. Online learning modules in evidence based research medical qualitative and quantitative research is taken by students to develop understanding of tenants of evidence based practice and research methodology. 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 develop critical thinking and analytical skills by developing a research project proposal and applying for ethics approval to undertake the study. 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 and must demonstrate the ability to work in small groups including problem solving and delegation skills.. They also gain experience in constructing a research proposal including an ethics application (if applicable), suitable for submission to the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee, preparing research funding applications, research reporting, data management and journal article writing in refereed journals.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and describe the elements of a research proposal;
; (2) design a research project, outlining the study background, aims and rationale, research questions and study design and data analysis

; (3) describe the use of frameworks and experimental model; (4) use statistical programs for simple research design and handling of data
; (5) collate, critically appraise, integrate and write a review of the literature
; (6) write a clear and thorough research proposal and format for a grant application
; and (7) write an ethics application with an understanding of appropriate guidelines.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation; (2) assignment(s); and (3) professional communication. Further information is available in the unit outline.



To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the assignment(s) and professional communication components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renee Silvester
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
(a) Enrolment in Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 91870, and
(b) successful completion of: PODI3114 Podiatric Biomechanics (ID 7820) PODI3116 Clinical Podiatric Practice 2 (ID 7822) PODI3117 Pharmacotherapeutics for Podiatrists 1 (ID 7823) PODI3118 Research and Evidence in Practice (ID 7840) PODI3000 Professionalism in Practice (ID 7835)
Co-requisites:
PODI4221 Podiatric Populations 1 (ID 7836) PODI4222 Clinical Podiatric Practice 3 (ID 7837) PODI4223 Pharmacotherapeutics for Podiatrists 2 (ID 7838)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Approximately 6 hours per week, including lectures and a combination of: seminars, workshops, e-learning sessions, tutorials, and self-directed online learning.
  • 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.