Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
On Campus
12 x 2-hour tutorial per semester

Distance Online
12 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
Prerequisites
REHB9034 - Rehabilitation Research Methods
Enrolment not permitted
1 of REHB9102, REHB9103 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Ethics proposal, Final paper
Topic description
In this topic students will design and implement their own individual research project in clinical research. Students must complete section A in which they will design the project and apply for any required approval processes such as ethics. Sections B, C, and D can be completed consecutively or concurrently, during which time students will collect and analyse all data associated with the project and write a final paper.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to conduct a supervised research study in the broad area of clinical research and/or its contributing disciplines. The findings of the study are to be presented in a final paper, which shall be examined by two examiners.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge through scholarly literature

  2. Generate and justify a research question(s) or hypotheses that will generate new knowledge

  3. Design a study which generates a substantial contribution to knowledge by appropriately addressing a research question(s) through suitable research methods and principles

  4. Construct an ethics application for health-related research and work productively within a team of experts in the field

  5. Analyse and demonstrate an integrated knowledge of research data

  6. Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills

  7. Synthesise a sustained argument in an area of specialisation to demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice

  8. Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, initiative, resilience and responsibility.