APPLIED HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE2AHR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this you students will learn how to apply research to solve real world problems of the sort that they will encounter in their practice as health professionals. You will develop their confidence in using research by synthesizing evidence in the form of narrative summaries, gaining basic statistical knowledge needed to prepare data reports and critically comparing different research approaches. Students will also take part in a poster conference in the last week of semester. The subject incorporates modules that focus on specific research skills and their practical application. Members of the La Trobe research community will present their work to demonstrate practical applications of research skills relevant to health professionals. The blended course design makes use of collaborative online spaces, feedback mechanisms and quizzes for evaluative and formative tasks.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HLT1RAE; OR Must be admitted into LBBSB and no other rule applies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents will work in groups to produce a poster that will be printed. Costs for group posters range between $10 - $40 (depending on whether it is printed in black and white or colour.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Intro to Research: understanding and applying multiple strategies

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGitlin L N

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER MOSBY

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPolgar, S., & Thomas, S. A.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER

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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. Synthesise and interpret key aspects of research studies
02. Prepare and present health research in different formats that can include basic statistical analyses and presentation of data
03. Compare key aspects of research design across different research studies
04. Work effectively individually and in teams to produce reviews, reports and posters

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Introductory systematic review (equivalent 1,500 - 1,700 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Data report (equivalent 2,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Poster - group assignment (equivalent 250 words each)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Introductory systematic review (equivalent 1,500 - 1,700 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Data report (equivalent 2,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Poster - group assignment (equivalent 250 words each)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Introductory systematic review (equivalent 1,500 - 1,700 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Data report (equivalent 2,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Poster - group assignment (equivalent 250 words each)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Sydney, 2021, Study period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Introductory systematic review (equivalent 1,500 - 1,700 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Data report (equivalent 2,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Poster - group assignment (equivalent 250 words each)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2