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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students, with the guidance from an experienced research supervisor, will implement their research proposal, recruit participants, gain informed consent from participants, collect and analyse data, and then write a report of the project and verbally present their reearch findings at a student led seminar. The main part of the report will be written in a form that prepares it ready for submission to a relevant journal.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Hahne

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed PTY5HNA, PTY5HNB and be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHHPP, HZHHPB - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice (Honours). HMHPP, HMHPPB - Master of Physiotherapy Practice (Honours).


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPublication manual of the American Psychological Association.PrescribedAmerican Psychological Association (2010).6TH EDN, WASHINGTON, D.C.
ReadingsThe Department of Physiotherapy Honours HandbookPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsFoundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice.RecommendedPortney LG, Watkins MP (2009)3RD EDN, UPPER SADDLE RIVER: PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recruit suitable participants, and collect data from them.

Under the guidance of their supervisor, students will implement their proposed recruitment procedures, gain informed consent from participants, and collect data from participants.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

02. Use an appropriate method to analyse, interpret and discuss the implications of data collected as part of the honours program.

With some guidance from their supervisor, Use approporiate software programs (including in many cases statistical software packages) to analyse data. Under guidance from their supervisor students will interpret the meanings of findings and then write a discussion for their report of the implications of their findings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Produce an independent assessable report of the research that has been conducted.

Writing a thesis, the main part of which is in the form of a manuscript ready for submission to a Journal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

04. Competently present a verbal presentation of the research findings, and discuss the research to a scientific audience.

Participation in the verbal research proposal seminar held within the department of Physiotherapy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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