University of Technology Sydney

96035 Research Project 1

6cp; 1hpw (lecture, online), 2hpw (workshop, online), debate (on campus)
Requisite(s): 96030c Introduction to Professional Practice
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This subject advances student's learning of basic research and inquiry skills and understanding of evidence-based medicine acquired in 96030 Introduction to Professional Practice. This subject aims to provide the skills necessary to critically evaluate scientific evidence in order to inform clinical decisions in practice. It also aims to give students a more comprehensive understanding of the research process, with a focus on epidemiological and clinical research. In particular, students learn research methodology and analysis of results, to develop an understanding of sound research design and discuss ethical conduct in research. This knowledge is then applied to critically evaluating scientific literature, using evidence from research to construct a scholarly argument, developing a research question and appropriately designing a project to answer a research question. This subject strongly emphasises learning through participation in the process of inquiry in orthoptic and ophthalmic research and incorporates aspects of problem-based learning to facilitate the development of critical thinking for lifelong learning.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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