- Code HLTH1002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Health Science
- Areas of interest Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.
This course will introduce students to both the theories and practice of research, with a specific emphasis on research in the health arena. Students will learn techniques for identifying a topic for inquiry, reviewing the literature, identifying evidence gaps and formulating an answerable research question. The course is designed to help students learn the practical skills of protocol development including sampling, recruitment, data collection and analysis as well as evaluation. In addition, the role of theory and ethics in research planning and implementation will be introduced with a particular focus on data management and maintenance of ethical standards and rigour throughout the research process. The value and limitations of research results as evidence will also be examined.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the different research traditions used in disciplines associated with health research;
- Analyse a health problem and develop an answerable research question by conducting an appropriate literature search to identify gaps in current knowledge;
- Develop a research protocol by applying appropriate sampling, data collection and analysis strategies;
- Describe and recognise ethical dilemmas associated with planning and executing morally responsible research.
- Lit review and research question (25) [LO 1,2,4]
- Tutorial assessments (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research protocol (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 2 hour tutorial or seminar per week.
- Approximately 82 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
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