SMED5331 Research Unit 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Students commence an appropriately designed research project in an area of interest, under the supervision of a UWA academic staff member. In addition to commencing their research project, students prepare a literature review and a written research proposal where they place their study in the context of the available literature, formulate one or more hypotheses or research questions based on gaps in the available knowledge, design an appropriate research study to test their hypotheses or answer their research questions, and outline their study design, research methods and data analysis plan.
The project can be one of either clinical audit, systematic review, or independent research. The first assessment will be a wriitten assigment which may include a formal research proposal (including literature review) and/or submission to Human Research Ethics Committee, GEKO, or PROSPERO.
Students planning on undertaking research Masters or PhD programs in the future are advised to undertake independent research.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate the acquisition of basic skills and training necessary to undertake research in their chosen field; (2) critically review literature in their proposed field of research; (3) critically appraise research methodology; and (4) design a research project, outlining the study background and rationale, research questions, study design and data analysis.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) oral defence; and (3) professional behaviour assessment/s (PBA). 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 professional behaviour assessment/s (PBA) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jane Allan
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED4222 Integrated Medical Practice 1 Part B
Contact hours
variable but there is regular contact with project supervisor
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