1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 99-hour independent study per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLTH1018, HLTH1208 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This entry-level topic will introduce basic skills essential for success in tertiary studies, including academic writing, inclusive language, academic integrity, working in teams, and library skills. Students are introduced to key areas of health research, including Indigenous health, epidemiology, health economics and knowledge translation. Evidence-based practice will be explored, with a focus on knowledge acquisition - types and sources of evidence and hierarchy of evidence.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop students’ skills in academic writing, including referencing and library skills
  • Develop and refine students’ skills in basic computing and search strategies
  • Introduce students to key areas of health research
  • Explore concepts of evidence-based practice
  • Enable students to become critical consumers of health research
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to able to:

  1. Apply Microsoft office skills to produce a range of written and oral materials
  2. Demonstrate appropriate search techniques in common research databases
  3. Develop, justify and show progress towards a 12-month professional development plan
  4. Explain the basic principles of evidence-based practice and research areas in health sciences
  5. Identify knowledge gaps in research and generate hypotheses to address these