ALLH14001 - Research Project for Health Professionals 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this capstone research unit, you will complete work initiated in Research Project for Health Professionals 1. You will further your critical thinking and analytical skills through the completion of your research project which will advance your level of knowledge in a specialised area related to health. You will need to evaluate and synthesise your research findings within the context of health literature to identify future opportunities to extend health research. In addition, you will be required to communicate your research findings in a professional manner and identify the clinical relevance of these outcomes to your discipline.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1 

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

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. Poster Sessions 30%
2. Research Assignment 70%

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 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 80.00% 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
The lecture and tutorial content was directed toward our assessment tasks which made the writing process easier.
It is recommended that the lecture and tutorial content continue to focus on supporting the progression of student research outputs.
Action Taken
The lectorial content continued to focus on the assessment tasks and necessary skills and knowledge needed to understand the research process, and complete a research project. The tutorials focussed on supporting the lectorial content and ensuring each student was progressing with their research.
Source: Have Your Say
The format of the recorded lectorials and layout of the content made it easy to follow and go back to review as needed throughout the term.
It is recommended that the recorded lecture content and associated activities follow the same format in future offerings of the unit.
Action Taken
The content in this offering followed the same format as previous offerings, with recorded lectorials followed by interactive activities to consolidate learning, and allow for easy revision of content as required throughout the term.
Source: 'Have your Say' survey
Students found the regular communication with the lecturer via Moodle, email, and during class, as well as touching base with their research supervisor, was beneficial to their learning and progress in this unit.
It is recommended that the unit coordinator and/or lecturer remain proactive in their communication with students, and that students remain encouraged to contact the lecturer for support with their research via multiple means. It is also recommended that research supervisors remain available to meet with students and schedule times to assist students with their research throughout the term.
Action Taken
Source: 'Have your Say' survey
Students highlighted the need for feedback to be clear and constructive, and applicable to future work.
It is recommended that time is allocated within tutorials for students to discuss any questions about their feedback with their lecturer, with the aim of ensuring that feedback can be applied to the student's subsequent work.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Generate insights and logical conclusions from qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis
  2. Critique research and scholarly literature to identify strengths and weaknesses in design and analysis, to identify avenues for future health research
  3. Identify and assess the practical and cultural implications of implementation of research outcomes in a health setting
  4. Effectively and professionally communicate research findings in a variety of formats and a manner suitable for the intended audience

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Poster Sessions
2 - Research Assignment
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
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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