ORTHOPTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

ORT5ORP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with the skills necessary to critically evaluate scientific evidence in order to better inform clinical decisions in orthoptic and ophthalmic practice. Students will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the research process with a focus on clinical research. Students will apply their knowledge about research methodology and analysis of results in order to develop a sound research design and discuss ethical conduct in research. This knowledge will be applied to critically evaluating the scientific literature and then be utilized to design a project to answer a research question.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZVSO or HMORT and must have passed all subjects in: ORT4CLA and ORT4OMR and ORT4EYS and ORT4INC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on literature relating to professional practice.

Activities:
Self-directed independent research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Plan and execute a substantial project of relevance to the field of Orthoptics.

Activities:
Define an answerable clinically relevant research question. Identify a search strategy to perform a comprehensive literature search. Define a target population. Self-directed independent research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Generate and evaluate evidence-based hypotheses of relevance to the field of Orthoptics.

Activities:
Critically appraise research evidence. Determine appropriate process, outcome and satisfaction measures for assessing change. Self-directed independent research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Communicate a coherent and sustained argument in relation to Orthoptic practice research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Activities:
Identify the need for clinical change. Identify an example of good and bad evidence for clinical practice. Formulate strategy for evidence dissemination. Produce a dissertation of original work identifying a topic or clinical problem, the application of evidence to the problem, and comment on the applicability to changes in clinical practice. Self-directed independent research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 11 - 11
One 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face."

Supervisor Consultation Week: 11 - 43
One 0.5 hours supervisor consultation every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 0.5 hours supervisor consultation every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A2: Written assignment: 3500 word manuscript (includes tables, references and A1)Verbal feedback which students are expected to incorporate comments into final manuscript70 01, 02, 03, 04
A1: Written assignment: 1000 word literature review and methodsDraft providing formative assessment - students are expected to incorporate comments into final manuscript30 01, 02, 03