RESEARCH STUDY

EXS5RES

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop professional practice as an exercise physiologist by using research to inform clinical reasoning. This subject aims to develop your research skills and apply discipline-specific knowledge and techniques to address an exercise physiology-related question. Individually, or as part of a small group, you will work on a research project that will include: planning, project management, data collection, data analysis, critical interpretation/evaluationand dissemination of findings. These are essential skills to support evidence-based clinical exercise therapy. You will be expected to meet withyour project supervisor on a regular basis and work independently in self-directed learning.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZESPB - Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology or HMEPB - Master of Exercise Physiology.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation,RecommendedBerg, K E & Latin, R W, 20083RD EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WATKINS, PHILADELPHIA.
ReadingsIntroduction to research in the health sciences,RecommendedPolgar, S & Thomas, S A, 20136TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.
ReadingsResearch methods in Physical ActivityPrescribedThomas, J, Nelson, J & Silverman, S., 20157th EDN, Human Kinetics,

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise relevant literature to develop a research proposal addressing a question relevant to clinical exercise physiology.

Activities:
Development of a research proposal.

02. Conduct independent scholarly work within the discipline of exercise physiology.

Activities:
Plan and undertake a research project.

03. Critically analyse and interpret data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods to inform clinical reasoning.

Activities:
Analyse data and interpret findings using appropriate techniques.

04. Disseminate and defend research findings using oral and written formats that are similar to professional conferences.

Activities:
Presentation of a scientific report and oral defence.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory seminar"

Supervised Research Week: 13 - 42
One 3.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Requirements are indicative of the volume of study required for this project. Actual commitment could vary according to the project undertake."

Supervised Research Week: 12 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Requirements are indicative of the volume of study required for this project. Actual commitment could vary according to the project undertake."

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Student Conference"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual 2,000-word written research proposal, including introduction, purpose/hypothesis, methods30 01
Individual 5,000-word scientific report.50 02, 03, 04
One 20-minute oral presentation/ defence to peers and other health professionals. equivalent to 2000Including submission of written abstract, presentation and oral defence - equivalent to 2000 words20 03, 04