RESEARCH STUDY

EXS5RES

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake a research project in exercise physiology. This subject aims to develop research skills and apply discipline knowledge and techniques to address an exercise physiology-related question. Individually, or as part of a small group, you will work on a research project that will include planning, project management, data collection, data analysis, critical interpretation and dissemination. You will be expected to meet with your project supervisor on a regular basis and work independently in self-directed learning.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZESPB - Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology or HMEPB - Master of Exercise Physiology.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation,PrescribedBerg, K E & Latin, R W, 20083RD EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WATKINS, PHILADELPHIA.
ReadingsIntroduction to research in the health sciences,RecommendedPolgar, S & Thomas, S A, 20136TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise relevant literature to develop a research proposal to address a question relevant to exercise science.

Activities:
Development of a research proposal.

02. Conduct independent scholarly work within the discipline of exercise physiology.

Activities:
Plan and undertake a research project.

03. Critally analyse and interpret data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

Activities:
Analyse data and interpret findings using appropriate techniques.

04. Disseminate and defend research findings using oral and written formats that are similar to professional conferences.

Activities:
Presentation of a scientific report and oral defence.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory seminar"

Supervised Research Week: 13 - 42
One 3.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Requirements are indicative of the volume of study required for this project. Actual commitment could vary according to the project undertake."

Supervised Research Week: 12 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Requirements are indicative of the volume of study required for this project. Actual commitment could vary according to the project undertake."

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student Conference"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual 2,000-word written proposal.30 01
Individual 5,000-word scientific report.50 02, 03, 04
One 20-minute oral presentation/defence.Including submission of written abstract, presentation and oral defence - equivalent to 2000 words20 03, 04