APPLIED HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE2AHR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn how to apply research to solve real world problems of the sort that they will encounter in their practice as health professionals. Students will develop their confidence in using research by synthesizing evidence in the form of narrative summaries, gaining basic statistical knowledge needed to prepare data reports and critically comparing different research approaches. Students will also take part in a poster conference in the last week of semester. The subject incorporates modules that focus on specific research skills and their practical application. Members of the La Trobe research community will present their work to demonstrate practical applications of research skills relevant to health professionals. The blended course design makes use of collaborative online spaces, feedback mechanisms and quizzes for evaluative and formative tasks.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntro to Research: understanding and applying multiple strategiesRecommendedGitlin L N 2005ELSEVIER MOSBY
ReadingsIntroduction to Research in the Health SciencesRecommendedPolgar, S., & Thomas, S. A. 2013ELSEVIER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesise and interpret key aspects of research studies

Activities:
Students will undertake an introductory-level systematic review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Prepare and present health research in different formats that can include basic statistical analyses and presentation of data

Activities:
Students will prepare a data report based on existing research findings relevant to discipline specific area and a poster comparing different aspects of research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Compare key aspects of research design across different research studies

Activities:
Lectures. workshops, assessment tasks. Students will develop a poster presentation that examines different approaches used in research studies and undertake introductory-level systematic review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Work effectively individually and in teams to produce reviews, reports and posters

Activities:
All activities include a team component
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Patten

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour workshop per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Introductory systematic review (equivalent 1,500 - 1,700 words)35 01, 02, 03
Data report (equivalent 2,000 words)45 01, 02, 04
Poster - group assignment (equivalent 250 words each)20 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Introductory systematic review (equivalent 1,500 - 1,700 words)35 01, 02, 03
Data report (equivalent 2,000 words)45 01, 02, 04
Poster - group assignment (equivalent 250 words each)20 01, 02