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CHIR13012 - Research Literacy for Health Professionals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit has been developed for you to begin your journey in the expansive field of research. This unit will introduce you to some fundamental principles of research practice and allow for a greater appreciation of research methodology, critical appraisal and basic statistical analysis. This unit will utilise the principle that ‘reading research’ should be the first goal of any research course. You will be given research articles to read in preparation for all weekly lectures and offered the opportunity to undertake formative self-assessment utilising the lecture material and the pre-lecture readings. By the end of this unit, you will be equipped to embark on more rigorous research related units and be prepared to undertake the foundations of an Honour's or Master's level research project.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Completion of 96 credit points

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 3 - 2017

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney

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. Portfolio 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 1.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.85% 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 survey
Feedback
Students found that greater clarity with respect to assessment requirements would be appreciated.
Recommendation
The UC will investigate incorporating this feedback item in the update unit proposal for 2020.
Action Taken
A one-hour self-paced lecture was provided highlighting the unit and assessment expectations.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students indicated that greater diversity in the assessment load, including rationalisation of the current weighting away from two assessments each worth 50%, would help them better meet the learning goals of the unit.
Recommendation
The UC will investigate incorporating the changes to the assessment load and diversity of tasks in the update proposal for 2020.
Action Taken
The final assessment was changed from a written assignment to an online quiz. Additionally, weekly quizzes attached to each lecture were developed to give a greater diversity to the overall assessment load
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students indicated that physical lectures would help them interact with staff and fellow students better during the course of the term.
Recommendation
The UC will investigate the resource implications and availability of ISL facilities that will go some way in addressing this concern in the update proposal for 2020.
Action Taken
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this was not possible, as a result all lectures were conducted online using Zoom video conferencing
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students found the unit did help them understand and appreciate some of the more important and practical aspects of critical research appraisal.
Recommendation
The UC will continue to investigate ways to improve upon the practical applications of the lecture material so to enhance the student's appreciation of the subject.
Action Taken
In 2020 all lectures were redeveloped ensuring continued subject relevance and ease of access was maintained
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed the clarity and quality of the lectures presented.
Recommendation
The UC will investigate strategies to make lecture material more user-friendly and engaging for learners in the update proposal for 2020.
Action Taken
In 2020 all lectures were redeveloped to include recap formative questions that would help students ensure material was understood during each lecture
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
The reflective portfolio was perceived as excessive with too many tasks to complete over the term.
Recommendation
It is recommended the UC will, in consultation with discipline staff, review the number of tasks associated with this assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students felt the requirements for the portfolio tasks were unclear and confusing.
Recommendation
It is recommended the UC will, in consultation with discipline staff, review the material used to explain the portfolio assessments including any marking rubric thereby addressing the issue of assessment requirement clarity.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students felt that not having the tutorial recordings made it difficult to understand the material.
Recommendation
It is recommended the UC will release the recorded Zoom sessions in Microsoft Teams some weeks after the tutorials have been run so as to promote continued attendance while still offering the opportunity for their use as a resource for exam preparation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students felt that having tutorials run through Zoom was preferrable to in person lectures.
Recommendation
It is recommended the UC will continue to engage with students using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critique the advantages and disadvantages of various research designs used in primary and secondary research
  2. Evaluate research using standardised and non-standardised critical appraisal methods
  3. Analyse basic research data and provide appropriate summaries for further evaluation
  4. Compose a research question in order to develop a collaborative proposal to investigate a selected field of enquiry
  5. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of published research within a contextualised and patient-centred framework.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment