HLTH SC 4201OL - Honours Foundation Research Skills

Online - Semester 2 - 2020

A course covering topics relating to the development of key skills associated with conducting research across multiple health and medical science disciplines. Students will attain foundation research skills including safe working practices, professional integrity and cultural awareness, data record keeping and analysis, ethical practice, publishing standards, and the ability to critically assess scientific literature. These skills will be applied to generate a compelling grant proposal related to the student's area of research.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code HLTH SC 4201OL
    Course Honours Foundation Research Skills
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 12 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to admitted BHMS Honours students only
    Course Description A course covering topics relating to the development of key skills associated with conducting research across multiple health and medical science disciplines. Students will attain foundation research skills including safe working practices, professional integrity and cultural awareness, data record keeping and analysis, ethical practice, publishing standards, and the ability to critically assess scientific literature. These skills will be applied to generate a compelling grant proposal related to the student's area of research.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Joanne Bowen

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Formulate a research question for investigation
    2. Develop a search strategy relevant to a research question
    3. Write a grant proposal applying the key elements of research design
    4. Demonstrate principles of best practice in professional and ethical standards in health and medical research
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Online Learning
    This will be a course that is delivered fully online. As such, MyUni will be used exclusively for announcements, discussion board, external web-links, readings, recorded material, details of assignments, as well as quizzes, interactive activities, and assignment submissions. There will be weekly scheduled virtual classrooms as well as drop-in sessions. Material will be sequentially released in line with the teaching units across each week. At commencement, a course handbook will be made available. This will include instructions for accessing all online material and resources, as well as expectations for assignments and key contacts.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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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.

    Assessment Summary
       

    Assessment task Assessment type Percentage of total
    assessment weighting
    Hurdle requirement Learning outcomes 
    being assessed
    Health Safety and Welfare Quiz Formative 0% No 4
    Research question database search Summative 20% No 2
    Ethics Quiz Summative 10% No 4
    Research Methods Quiz Summative 10% No 3
    Grant Proposal Summative 60% No 1-4
    Assessment Detail
    HSW quiz (weighting 0%): A formative MCQ assessing the induction module required by all students. This test will ensure all students attain core competencies regarding safe workplace knowledge and practices.

    Research question database search (weighting 20%): Students will prepare an accurate and sensitive database search string relevant to their specific research question with a justification of the choice of literature database.

    Ethics quiz (weighting 10%): Scenarios related to commonly encountered ethical situations will form the basis of a summative mixed response quiz related to content covered in the ethics module.

    Research methods quiz (weighting 10%): A summative MCQ related to content covered in the research methods module.

    Grant proposal (weighting 60%): Students will prepare a 5-page grant proposal (modelled on the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Development Research Grants). The proposal will include a background & research gap, hypothesis and aims, approach, expected outcomes & significance, a justified budget and research timeline.
    Submission

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    Course Grading

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

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    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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