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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
This unit represents the equivalent of one semester of part-time research. Students undertake an independent research project under the direct supervision of experienced clinical researcher(s) in this area.

Research projects may be clinical, laboratory based, or may involve epidemiological or biostatistical analysis. Research projects must be designed to demonstrate the learning outcomes described below.
Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically review and synthesise the relevant literature; (2) design and conduct experiments to appropriately test hypotheses or research questions; (3) develop skills in conducting and analysing original scientific data; and (4) develop oral and written communication skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jeff Hamdorf
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
All of the following MEDC5801 Development and Communication of Research ; MEDC5805 Principles of Research Methods in Medicine and MEDC5806 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
supervised research
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