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 SCA Band 4
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 - 2021

Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay City
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2022 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) 30%
2. Written Assessment 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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 19.81% 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: 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
The Unit Coordinator engaged and assisted students throughout the Term via Zoom QA. Assistance from ALC was brought in this year for the first time to assist with Maths and Excel.
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
The lecture content will be updated with delivery style to be improved to reflect these changes.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Zoom QA sessions were found to be helpful.
Recommendation
Continuation of Zoom QA sessions for students to be able to interact and ask questions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students commented that there was a large amount of theory to learn each week and it was often difficult to keep up with weekly readings and lectures.
Recommendation
It is recommended that weekly content and readings are reviewed to ensure they are of a manageable workload.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection and in-class feedback from students
Feedback
Some students struggle with Maths, Excel and/or APA formatting.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit coordinator will continue to engage with ALC to provide assistance with math, excel, and APA formatting.
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
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
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