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ESSC11004 - Study and Research Skills for Health Science

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The course is designed as a foundation for students entering tertiary health sciences programs. Students will learn to identify, retrieve and critically evaluate information pertaining to the health sciences. Tutorials and assessments will focus on proficiency of written and oral communications. Students will understand research methodology and the use of statistics in informing clinical practise. Students will be introduced to evidence based practise and understand its importance in their specific profession or discipline. Distance education (FLEX) students will be required to have access to a computer to make frequent use of internet resources.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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 - 2014

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 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 10%
3. Written Assessment 10%
4. Written Assessment 10%
5. Written Assessment 40%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 15.83% 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
The ALC were great and helped students grasp academic writing skills, concepts and referencing.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the ALC are utilised for future offerings to assist students with preparation and development of their assessment tasks.
Action Taken
The ALC were engaged in this unit again with positive feedback received from students regarding their assistance with assessment tasks.
Source: 'Have Your Say' Survey and Student emails
Feedback
The scaffolding of the Written Assessments (Part A and B) were effective to improve student work.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Written Assessments continue to be divided into two key tasks which are related to enable students to utilise feedback from Part A to inform their work in Part B.
Action Taken
Structure of Written Assessment was consistent with previous offerings with Part A and Part B scaffolded.
Source: 'Have Your Say' Survey
Feedback
It was difficult to navigate the Echo360 page and find the related lecture and tutorial videos.
Recommendation
It is recommended that individual links for the lecture and tutorial videos for each week are included to assist students in finding the relevant recordings.
Action Taken
Individual links were made for recordings enabling ease of access to learning content for students.
Source: 'Have Your Say' Survey
Feedback
The weekly Zoom 'Drop-in' sessions were useful to enable students to ask questions to the unit coordinator directly. One session per week however would be useful for working students.
Recommendation
It is recommended multiple Zoom 'Drop -in' sessions are maintained and provide students with the opportunity to seek support and ask questions of the unit coordinator. One 'after hours' session/week however would enable working students to attend as attendance was lower during working hours.
Action Taken
Zoom drop in sessions were maintained throughout the term, including after hours sessions.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Moodle layout was great and easy to find content quickly.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Moodle design remains simple to enable students to access information in as few clicks as possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Specific example readings and discussion were skewed towards Health Sciences and Exercise and Sport Science. Some examples from other study areas would help different cohorts.
Recommendation
As this unit includes students from a variety of courses, it is recommended that some examples from different study areas are included to assist in the application of this content towards their studies.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Specific content related to referencing, in particular APA referencing is required.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a lecture and tutorial focused on the importance of referencing, and how to reference correctly be created
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify, retrieve and critically evaluate information pertaining to the health sciences
  2. Demonstrate awareness of the different methods of written and oral communication in health science research
  3. Describe research methodology and the role of research in informing clinical practice and decision making
  4. Describe the main uses of statistics in health science analysis and research
  5. Define evidence-based practice and identify its use in specific professions and disciplines

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