ALLH11009 - Research Methods for Health Professionals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This introductory unit is designed to equip emerging Health professionals with essential research and study skills. In this unit you will identify the strengths and weaknesses of research designs and methodologies, and learn how to critically evaluate information from a variety of sources. You will also conduct a systematic information search of health-related literature, use bibliographic software and enhance your academic writing skills.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Online
Rockhampton

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation 40%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 85.48% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 26.84% response rate.

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.

Source: "Have your Say" Student Satisfaction Survey
Feedback
This unit provides students with a variety of research and study skills that help students with their future study.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to provide students with a variety of foundation research and study skills to assist them with their study including the use of EndNote, plagiarism and referencing, academic writing and how to deconstruct a research paper.
Action Taken
This unit continues to provide students with a variety of foundation research and study skills to assist them with their study including the use of EndNote, plagiarism and referencing, academic writing and how to deconstruct a research paper
Source: "My Experience" Feedback
Feedback
The content is delivered in a fun and engaging manner.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content within this unit continue to be delivered in a fun and engaging way to encourage student interaction and to further enhance student learning.
Action Taken
Every effort is made to ensure the content within this unit continues to be delivered in a fun and engaging way to encourage student interaction and to further enhance student learning.
Source: "Have Your Say" Student Satisfaction Survey
Feedback
The eFIL assessment task requirements were somewhat confusing.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the eFIL assessment task be removed from this unit, as there remain too many operational issues yet to be addressed with the introduction of H5P activities. Instead, it is recommended that this assessment task be replaced with weekly online content quizzes, as per previous iterations of this unit.
Action Taken
The eFIL assessment task has been removed from this unit and replaced with online content quizzes. All eFIL activities are now used for formative purposes only, and are optional for students to complete.
Source: Student SUTE data.
Feedback
The time allowance for the tutorial assessment task was too short, so it was difficult to address all criteria.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the time allowance for this assessment task (Essential Study Skills Tutorial Presentation) be increased to enable students greater time to address all assessment criteria.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unsolicited student email.
Feedback
The content in this unit was delivered in an enjoyable and engaging manner, and drew on current happenings around the world.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content continue to be updated to remain relevant, and that it be delivered in an enjoyable and engaging manner for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student SUTE data.
Feedback
The study skills taught in this unit are extremely helpful.
Recommendation
The purpose of this unit is to provide students with a variety of study skills that will be of assistance to them during their study, and as future health professionals. As such, it is recommended that these study skills continue to be taught to students within this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and summarise information from a variety of sources within the health setting
  2. Use effective search strategies to conduct a systematic information search of health-related literature
  3. Identify the strengths and limitations of a variety of research designs and research methodologies used by Health professionals
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental research and study skills concepts.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10