PODI6571 Podiatric Research Project (part-time)

24 points
(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.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
The general format of the research project is a manuscript including a detailed literature review and an outline of the aim of the project. Sections include a description of the methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. The dissertation is to be written in a format suitable for submission to an appropriate podiatric medical journal for consideration for publication in order to disseminate the research work to the profession.
Students are able to (1) construct a research question after performing a rigorous literature review and form a hypothesis or hypotheses, where appropriate; (2) design an appropriate methodology for a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research study and apply for ethics approval; (3) present an oral presentation about your research to an educated, non-domain expert audience; (4) collect, interpret, analyse, and summarise data pertaining to your research
; (5) synthesise research findings and compare the research findings to the relevant literature to formulate appropriate conclusions; and (6) select an appropriate scientific journal relevant to your research and prepare a manuscript in accordance to the selected journal's manuscript requirements.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation; (2) professional communication; and (3) written assessment. 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 written assessment component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renee silvester and Dr Andrew Knox
Unit rules
completion of all Doctor of Clinical Podiatry (90830) core units, PODI5510 Podiatric Research Methodology or PUBH5757 Clinical Epidemiology
Contact hours
supervised research: offered intensively

Mathieson, I. and Upton, D. A Podiatrist's Guide to Using Research: Churchill Livington 2008

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