1 x 15-hour intensive workshop per semester
1 x 108-hour independent study per semester
1 x 1-hour supervised study fortnightly
1 x 7.5-hour oral viva once-only
1 Admission into MCBT-Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1a Admission into GDPMHS-Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences
1b Admission into GDPCBT-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MHSC8009, MHSC8026 has been successfully completed
Online Quiz (10%), Critical Appraisal of Research (30%), Oral Presentation (10%), and Research Proposal (50%)
Topic description
The topic provides students with the knowledge and skills to critically interpret, analyse and comprehend research from an informed perspective. The lectures will introduce students to qualitative and quantitative research design methodologies as they relate to psychological and behavioural sciences. Students will learn how to carry out basic quantitative data analysis as well as interpret, critique, and assess research. Finally, students will learn how to plan, construct and implement research in a systematic way to establish research proposal.
Educational aims
The topic aims to offer students grounding in research principles that equip them to understand, devise and critically evaluate research evidence. Upon completion of the topic students will have an understanding of how to find, evaluate, and incorporate evidence into their own practice and evaluate their own research.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of the topic students should be able to:

  1. Understand and critically assess research methodology.

  2. Apply the results of research to their clinical practice in an informed manner.

  3. Design and evaluate a research protocol.

  4. Consider ethical issues in research and demonstrate a sound understanding of the process, purpose and protocols involved in undertaking investigations.