SMED5411 Research Project 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Students continue with their research project, under supervision. In addition to completing their research project, students are expected to analyse and critically interpret their data in the context of the available literature and the wider research field; prepare a journal paper (preferable) or written report summarising the outcomes of the research in a clear, concise manner; prepare an abstract suitable for submission (if possible) to a conference (this may be to a local meeting, medical student conference or national/international congress); present the outcomes of the project in oral or poster format, summarising the research and significant findings (preferably an oral presentation at a local conference or at their school/institute, but it may include a poster presentation at a national/international meeting); and be able to answer relevant questions regarding the conduct or outcomes of their research project.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate specific application of general statistical knowledge to the analysis of data arising from the research project; (2) demonstrate critical interpretation of results in the context of the wider research field; (3) demonstrate further development of written communication skills in a concise scientific format; (4) demonstrate oral communication and defence of research findings; and (5) display professional behaviour.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research report in journal manuscript format; (2) poster with oral summation; and (3) professional behaviour and participation assessment (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 and participation assessment (PBA) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jane Allan
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SMED5321 Research Project 2
Approved quota: 240—domestic (210) and international (30)
Contact hours
variable but students have regular contact with project supervisors
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-C-8_2019]
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