RESEARCH STUDY

EXS5RES

2021

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/evaluation and dissemination of findings. These are essential skills to support evidence-based clinical exercise therapy. You will be expected to meet with your 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/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBerg, K E & Latin, R W

Year2008

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WATKINS, PHILADELPHIA.

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Research methods in Physical Activity

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThomas, J, Nelson, J & Silverman, S.

Year2015

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherHuman Kinetics

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Introduction to research in the health sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPolgar, S & Thomas, S A

Year2013

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Conduct independent scholarly work within the discipline of exercise physiology.
03. Critically analyse and interpret data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods to inform clinical reasoning.
04. Disseminate and defend research findings using oral and written formats that are similar to professional conferences.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Introductory seminar

SeminarWeek: 43 - 43
One 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Student Conference

Supervised ResearchWeek: 13 - 42
One 3.00 h 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 ResearchWeek: 12 - 43
One 1.00 h 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Individual 2,000-word written research proposal, including introduction, purpose/hypothesis, methodsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
Individual 5,000-word scientific report.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 20-minute oral presentation/ defence to peers and other health professionals. equivalent to 2000 Including submission of written abstract, presentation and oral defence - equivalent to 2000 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4