Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will further develop foundation skills necessary to plan simple research projects. Facilitated seminars lead students to critically examine thematically related research and provide an opportunity to consider common issues with research design; discuss alternatives to reduce bias and improve methodological quality using more complex research designs. Upon successful completion of the subject, students will have the ability to critically read and appraise a range of research common to prosthetics and orthotics and use this to plan and justify a research project in subsequent units and in their future practice.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POR4CAR


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

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 face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1000-word individual written assignment30
One 15-minute team oral presentation and discussion20
One 1500-word written examination30
One 500-word individual written assignment20