OB&GYNAE 3100 - Research Project in Reproductive Health

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

This course will provide training in research skills including planning and conducting a research project in reproductive health, and will include a series of workshop and tutorials on topics including research planning and skills, data management and research ethics, oral and written presentation, and critical evaluation of literature.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code OB&GYNAE 3100
    Course Research Project in Reproductive Health
    Coordinating Unit Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 8 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites ANAT SC 1102 or ANAT SC 1103 or BIOL 1201 or equivalent
    Assumed Knowledge PHYSIOL 2520 and ANAT SC 2109/3102 or equivalents
    Restrictions Available to MBBS, BHLTH and BSC
    Course Description This course will provide training in research skills including planning and conducting a research project in reproductive health, and will include a series of workshop and tutorials on topics including research planning and skills, data management and research ethics, oral and written presentation, and critical evaluation of literature.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Darryl Russell

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kathyrn Gatford
    Phone: +61 8313 4158
    Email: kathy.gatford@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Room 629b, Medical School North, Level 6

    Additional Academic Staff (Tutors):

    Professor Julie Owens

    Professor Ray Rodgers

    Associate Professor Mark Nottle

    Dr Carmela Ricciardelli

    Associate Professor Michael Stark

    Professor Claire Roberts

    Dr Nicolette Hodyl

    Dr Rosalie Grivell

    Professor Michael Davies

    Professor Sarah Robertson

    Dr Michelle Lane

    Administrative contact details for the School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health
    Phone: +61 8313 0635
    Email: sprh.l_and_t@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 3 Medical School South
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Understand and use research skills, including generic skills and research techniques specific to the research topic/project.
    2 Demonstrate skills in research planning, including specification and justification of an appropriate research hypothesis and appropriate experimental design.
    3 Identify and critically evaluate scientific literature in reproductive health, including laboratory-based studies and clinical trials.
    4 Understand and apply principles of good research practice, including laboratory safety, quality control, data management and research ethics.
    5 Evaluate and apply appropriate research methodologies including data analysis.
    6 Work collaboratively in small groups in a research context.
    7 Discuss research findings in the appropriate context with peers and supervisors.
    8 Present the results and conclusions of the research project in short manuscript format and in a short oral group presentation.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3, 5, 8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 6, 7, 8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3, 4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No single textbook covers the material to be considered during this course. All students are required to review the literature that is relevant to their project. This will primarily consist of peer-reviewed literature journal articles relevant to the area of the research project.

    Course material including tutorial presentations, timetables, and submission of assessment, will be provided and managed via MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Communications about the course will be via the announcements section on MyUni at www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au and/or by email. Please read the Announcements section and your email regularly to keep up to date. Additional course related material, including lecture and tutorial material and links to required resources/reading, plus topics for assignments will be available through MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    This is a new course in 2014.
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