HLSC6130

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 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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
Content
  • 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) This course replaces the following course(s): HLSC6103. Students who have successfully completed HLSC6103 are not eligible to enrol in HLSC6130.
Assessment Items
  • In Term Test: Online test
  • Proposal / Plan: Essay/Written Assignment (Research Proposal)
Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.)
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term (Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6130

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