Project & Scholarship 2 allows the student to draw on the skills and knowledge from previous evidence-based practice units to create a clinically relevant project outline on a topic of their choice. This unit (HMO7008) provides students with an opportunity to further develop their investigative, analytical, and critical skills by focusing on one of the complex healthcare issues they are confronted with in the pre-professional clinical setting. A key aspect of this unit is the requirement for students to justify their decisions on their selection of topic and their proposed methodology. Students will discuss the application of research methods relevant to a clinical practice question and integrate these into their project proposal.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HMO7008

Prerequisites

HMO7007 - Project and Scholarship 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Design a project to investigate a clinical practice problem using appropriate methodology and methods;  
  2. Defend a coherent argument justifying choice of methodology using high level communication and technical skills; and  
  3. Propose and justify an appropriate process for data collection and analysis.  

Assessment

The first assessment task provides the opportunity for students to refine the research question they will focus on for the remainder of this unit (and the subsequent unit). The following assessment tasks require the students to prepare and present a research proposal in oral and written formats.
Assessment type Description Grade
Report PICO/SPIDER template report detailing a specific clinical practice question (500 words) 20%
Report Oral presentation of the proposed clinical practice based project proposal (10 minutes) 30%
Project Clinical practice-based project proposal (final) (2500 words) 50%

Where to next?

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