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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will build on their foundation knowledge about research design, statistics and evidence based practice. Students will apply their knowledge to designing and writing a research protocol. Students design a robust, feasible study that may be implemented and then written up as a thesis in HCS5HDA, HCS5HDB (following year). Students gain practical experience of designing and presenting a novel research study, under close supervision of an academic staff member. Students also develop skills in structuring a logical argument, writing clearly and analysing data and in the oral presentation of a research proposal.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Oates

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HCS4RSP & HCS5EPS


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students are required to obtained a B average for all 3rd (or Masters Year 1) subjects and a B grade or higher for HCS4RSP.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoundations of clinical research - applications to practiceRecommendedPortney, L & Watkins, M 20093RD EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION, NEW JERSEY.
ReadingsHandbook for allied health researchersRecommendedPerry A, Morris M, & Cotton S. 2009MENZIES FOUNDATION, AUSTRALIA, EAST MELBOURNE.

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