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PSIO14006 Research Project
Research Project
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General Information


In this unit you will build upon previous learning and skills in research methods by planning and conducting a supervised research project in the form of a primary study, a systematic literature review, or a service improvement project. You will be required to collaborate with your assigned research group and your main supervisor to present a research project in the form of a manuscript for a relevant peer-reviewed journal and an oral group presentation. You will learn essential research skills that will be useful in your development as an autonomous evidence-based practitioner.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To enrol in this unit you must be enrolled in the CB85 Course and meet the following pre-requisites: ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals ALLH12007 Research Methods for Therapy or ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health ProfessionalsPSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1 PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Research Assignment
Weighting: 70%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from SUTE Unit comments


Students asked for rubrics to be accessible to students when unit is released.


It is recommended that marking rubrics be made accessible to students when unit Moodle site is released.

Feedback from SUTE unit comments


Students said that meetings with supervisors could not happen before term started and that it was hard to find a time on top of placement to schedule a meeting.


It is recommended that students are briefed about carefully planning their selection of group members and aiming to ensure that clinical placements are diarised and common availability for group work also diarised prior to the start of Term 1.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform a comprehensive search and critique of published literature to identify relevant evidence on a defined research topic
  2. Design and conduct a research project incorporating relevant research design theory in consideration of the ethical issues related to the research topic, the research population and the research design
  3. Summarise, analyse, compare and interpret research results in an evidence based manner to draw reasoned conclusions and make further recommendations for clinical practice
  4. Write a manuscript using the formatting of a subject specific academic journal and communicate and disseminate findings at conferences in poster and oral presentations.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Research Assignment - 70%
2 - Presentation - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Research Assignment - 70%
2 - Presentation - 30%
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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