Applied Research in Health and Safety

10 Units

This course is designed for students to develop their fundamental research knowledge through application of critical appraisal, research methodologies and evidence based practice in the health, injury management and safety contexts to assist in determining issues of quality of service, service provision, cost, accountability and validity of interventions. Students will develop a research study proposal which will include details of a planned research study, study objectives, details of and justification for methodology, data collection, data analysis techniques and how the research will be written up. This research proposal will provide all the information on how to conduct the study.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This course is designed to enable students to:

  1. Critically appraise literature and further develop critical appraisal skills
  2. Critique a range of research methodologies
  3. Develop an understanding of outcome measures, evaluation tools and evidence based practice and their application in research
  4. Identify and discuss future research directions
  5. Develop a research proposal

-Research methodology * Critical evaluation of assessment methods and analysis of assessment results and review of current issues in health, injury management and safety * Evidence-based interpretation and practice * Research planning

Replacing Course(s) HLSC6103 - Occupational Rehabilitation 2, 10 unit
Transition Students can complete HLSC6130 in place of HLSC6103 in the Master of Workplace Injury Management.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge NA
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Program Component: Prior successful completion of OHSE6010, OHSE6020, OHSE6050, LEGL6004, OHSE6040, OHSE6060, OHSE6070 and OHSE6090.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6130

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