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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
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).
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.
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The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
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:
Perform a comprehensive search and critique of published literature to identify relevant evidence on a defined research topic
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
Summarise, analyse, compare and interpret research results in an evidence based manner to draw reasoned conclusions and make further recommendations for clinical practice
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Research Assignment - 70%
2 - Presentation - 30%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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
1 - Research Assignment - 70%
2 - Presentation - 30%
Textbooks and Resources
There are no required textbooks.
You will need access to the following IT resources:
CQUniversity Student Email
Unit Website (Moodle)
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