ESSC11002 - Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit is designed so that students should be able to evaluate a range of experimental designs and statistical analyses appropriate to investigations in exercise and sport science. Students will be provided with statistical knowledge and skills to organise, analyse and interpret scientific data. Students will be required to utilise and apply statistical software to determine both descriptive and inferential statistical outcomes. The use of statistical/spreadsheet computer package for data analysis is covered. Lecture material will be supplemented by tutorials throughout the unit. Practical examples across all of the scientific disciplines are used in lectures and tutorials.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 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. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 45%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.26% 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: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
Students found the step-by-step tutorial videos help them understand basic features of Excel and how to perform statistical analyses within Excel. Students also found the Tutorials assisted with completing the assessment items.
Recommendation
Continued to provide tutorial videos to assist students with completing the analyses and ensure content of the tutorials aligns with the assessment items.
Action Taken
Tutorial videos were provided with some re-recorded to better align tutorial content with assessment items.
Source: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
Students found there was a lot of content and some information was delivered too quickly (particularly steps in tutorial videos).
Recommendation
This unit is somewhat content heavy as statistics is often a topic that is unfamiliar to students. Content and delivery method will be reviewed to ensure suitability. Tutorial videos will be re-recording for future offerings and efforts will be made to ensure the steps within the tutorials are completed at a reasonable pace. However, students may need to replay/pause videos as they complete the tutorial.
Action Taken
Content largely remained the same but revisions were made to the lectures and tutorials.
Source: Unit Evaluations Email Feedback
Feedback
Online Zoom sessions were helpful for students to ask questions; however, timing of sessions made it difficult for some students to attend.
Recommendation
Continue to offer online 'drop in' sessions to assist students with questions. Timing of sessions was based on student response at beginning of term; however, we will consider option to alternate times or offer additional sessions depending on staff scheduling.
Action Taken
Zoom drop in sessions continued to be offered throughout terms. However, despite providing students with opportunity to set time and regular reminders, involvement from students was minimal.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate a range of experimental designs and statistical analyses appropriate to investigations in exercise and sport science.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and ability in collating, organising and displaying affective data
  3. Utilise descriptive and inferential statistics to make decisions
  4. Apply statistical software to analyse, manage and describe statistical relationships.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - 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
5 - Team Work
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment