ESSC11002 - Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science you will study and explore a range of experimental designs and statistical analyses appropriate to investigations in a wide range of fields. This unit will introduce you to both parametric and non-parametric statistical methods that will allow you to be informed, evaluate the credibility and usefulness of information, and make appropriate decisions about research data. This is a practical unit that will develop your skills in the use of statistical software to organise, analyse and report statistical outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

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Rockhampton
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Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online

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. Written Assessment 45%
2. Written Assessment 55%

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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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: Unit Evaluations and Moodle Forums
Feedback
Students found the step-by-step tutorial videos helped them understand basic features of Excel and how to perform statistical analyses within Excel. However, some differences in the version of Excel used to record tutorial videos and versions students were using caused confusion.
Recommendation
Tutorial videos will continue to be provided along with additional resources related to Excel basics which should address differences between versions. Students will also be encouraged to see additional resources and use the Forums to seek clarification.
Action Taken
The Excel video tutorials were all updated for 2019 to address differences between software versions. Additional video tutorials were also added.
Source: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
Students enjoyed the assessment items and seeing how statistics are applied in the real world.
Recommendation
Continue to provide authentic assessments that align with learning outcomes of the unit.
Action Taken
The authentic assessments and learning outcomes for this unit have been modified to provide greater detail and alignment for future offerings.
Source: Unit Evaluations and Self-reflection
Feedback
Lectures tend to be long and contain a large amount of information. Students appear to gain more from the tutorial activities.
Recommendation
A review of the lecture content will be undertaken to determine best mode of delivery for the unit. Including opportunities for flipped classroom with lectures pre-recorded and the face-to-face delivery involving tutorial activities.
Action Taken
The lecture content was modified using smaller 'chunking' style delivery with the inclusiion of more tutorial style activities.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Students appreciate the video tutorials and found them very beneficial to understanding the statistical content
Recommendation
The Excel video tutorials will continue to be developed for this unit. Additional video tutorials will be included to develop a broader library of statistical analyses.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Email
Feedback
Students commented about lecture content and the large amount of information.
Recommendation
With the modification of the unit learning outcomes and assessment for this unit the lecture content and delivery style will also be improved to reflect these changes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify fundamental statistical terminology and theory
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and ability in collating, organising and displaying research data
  3. Utilise descriptive and inferential statistics to inform appropriate decision making
  4. Apply statistical software to analyse, manage and describe statistical outcomes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment