2022 unit information
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Last updated: 4 March 2022
Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Must be enrolled in H800 Master of Philosophy or H801 Master of Surgical Research
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
A minimum of 22 hours of intensive classroom activity.
This unit will complement the teaching given by the research supervisor. In this unit, students will learn how to design a research project, how to formulate a research hypothesis and develop aims along with appropriate study design to test the hypothesis. The unit places a strong emphasis on developing the student’s understanding of various statistical tests by which to analyse research data, including relevant software. It will also emphasise appropriate professional practice in the workplace and compliance with regulatory authorities.
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of the appropriate methodologies and statistical tests utilised in the chosen field of medical research.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-management
Develop specialised knowledge and skills to apply appropriate statistical software to critically evaluate research data.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a study design in a chosen case study.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-management
Develop a research hypothesis and compose aims and a research design/plan to test this hypothesis.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-managementGLO7: Teamwork
Critically evaluate appropriate professional and ethical practices in medical research and apply to own research.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-managementGLO8: Global citizenship
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.