RMED5804 Research Methods for Rural Medicine

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides an introduction to research methodology, research design methods, data collection, research reporting and research ethics relevant to the rural context. It gives students confidence to begin or to extend their use of statistical analysis software and to critique data reporting in research publications.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a testable research hypothesis; (2) decide on the appropriate methodology to use (qualitative, quantitative and triangulated approaches); (3) decide on valid and reliable measurements; (4) collect, store and communicate data in an ethical manner; and (5) summarise in a publishable format.
Assessment
There are no formal examinations. Assessment is based on a project (60 per cent) and assignments (40 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Denese Playford
Contact hours
video conference seminars/workshops: 2 hours per fortnight
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
Texts

A reading list is available through Associate Professor Denese Playford, The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.