^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into HBHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
1a Admission into HBBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours)
2 ^ 2 of HLTH7012, HLTH7010A
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
HLTH7014 - Research Methods 2
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLTH7005C, HLTH7005F, HLTH7005G, MIDW7000, MIDW7000B, NURS7000, NURS7000B has been successfully completed
Course context

This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum. Students must enrol in all topic components in the same academic year.

Presentation, Thesis
Topic description

Students design and carry out an independent empirical investigation under the supervision of academic staff and formally report their findings in a thesis.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with experience designing and carrying out health-related research
  • Prepare graduates who will be critical consumers of research, and who will be able to design, conduct, and write up a research project themselves
  • Develop an advanced level of knowledge in the area of specialisation
  • Develop verbal and written skills relevant to research
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critique research and scholarly literature for strengths and weaknesses in their conception, design, analysis, and presentation
  2. Develop and justify a research question(s) or hypotheses based on prior research and/or theory
  3. Design a study to appropriately address a research question(s) (or to test hypotheses)

  4. Construct an ethics application for health-related research
  5. Analyse and effectively synthesise research data and communicate research results/findings
  6. Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in an area of specialisation
  7. Defend limitations and justify avenues for future research