RESEARCH DESIGN IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

PTY3HON

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject runs concurrently with the undergraduate course and is offered as the first part of a two-year program in third and fourth years, leading to the award of a honours degree. This subject introduces students to the principles of conducting research which is of relevance to physiotherapy. Each student works closely with a supervisor who guides the development of a research project. In addition, students attend regular lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions in which the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of conducting research are discussed. Topics include writing skills for literature reviews, the use of computers in research and the application of principles of research design as learnt in PHE1RMH and PHE2RMH. Emphasis is placed on encouraging the student to apply principles of critical analysis to the theory and practice of research.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Dodd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PTY2CLP, HBS2APC, HBS2PPB, PHE2BDA, PTY2CDP, PTY2PSC, HBS2NSM, HBS2PPY, PHE2BDB, PHE2RMH, PTY2EPA, PTY2PAE, PTY2PSD, PHE1RMH.

Co-requisites PTY3PHE, PTY3CRP, PTY3MSP, PTY3NEU

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic performance in 1st and 2nd year.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPublication manual of the American Psychological Association, 4PrescribedAmerican Psychological Association.5TH EDN, WASHINGTON, DC: AUTHOR 2001.
ReadingsFoundations of clinical research: applications to practiceRecommendedPortney, L. G. and Watkins M. P.2ND EDN. APPLETON AND LANGE 2000.

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