This topic provides an opportunity to undertake independent scientific research or a practice-related project, with a focus on health care practices relevant to the extended scope of practice paramedic. The topic is designed to develop students' skills in research planning, methodology, evaluation and dissemination of project findings through an in-depth study of an area of personal professional interest. Project work shall demonstrate a substantial analysis of a problem identified in practice and a thorough understanding of the research methodology employed. The work is to be reported in a dissertation and an oral presentation.
The topic aims to provide students with the skills necessary to produce evidence that may inform clinical practice. It will provide students with an opportunity to plan and implement an independent research project in the area of industrial paramedic practice or extended care paramedic practice. Students will explore of the principles which inform scientific research design and ethics. The topic will assist students in interpreting findings of their research and develop skills in scientific writing and presentation.