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HLSC41-140: Research Analysis and Communication January 2021 [Standard - .]

General information

The successful conduct of research requires advanced abilities in analysis and interpretation of data, critical thinking and written and oral presentation. This subject, along with the skills developed in the subject "Research Preparation & Design", supports Health Sciences Honours students as they progress into their Honours program. A thorough coverage of mathematical and statistical procedures required to support both the project design and data analysis will be provided. Parametric and non-parametric statistical methods will be examined including t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation and regression. Workshops will actively develop students' skills in a variety of communication formats including the writing of discipline-specific journal articles, short abstracts and funding proposals. Students will also participate in regular presentation sessions including oral and poster presentations.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:HLSC41-140
Subject title:Research Analysis and Communication
Subject level:Honours
Semester/Year:January 2021
Credit points:15

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Tutorial: x1 (Total hours: 10) - Tutorial
  • Research Activity: x12 (Total hours: 60) - Research
  • Personal Study Hours: x11 (Total hours: 110) - Personal study
Attendance and learning activities: A mixture of group and individual sessions, including lectures, workshops and online resources


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Only available if admitted into Health Sciences & Medicine Honours Degree

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Analyse and interpret quantitative data using appropriate statistical techniques and procedures.
  2. Communicate effectively to convey knowledge from background literature relevant to the specific area of study.
  3. Critically review discipline specific research articles.
  4. Conduct research within ethical frameworks in individual and team environments to achieve research outcomes.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Oral Presentation Journal club presentation: Students will present a critique of a research article relevant to their area of research (10 mins + 5 mins for questions). 15% Week 6 2, 3.
Essay Stats assignment: Students will be provided with a data set following completion of statistics training, and will be required to complete statistical analysis of the data and present the results in an appropriate format. 35% Week 11 1, 4.
Seminar Presentation Proposal Seminar: Students will give an oral presentation, (20 mins + 10 mins for questions), to present their research proposal. 50% Week 13 2, 3.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

This session will provide an overview of research dissemination via oral presentations, with strategies and tips for effective dissemination


Students will receive a thorough coverage of mathematical and statistical procedures required to support their projects, including parametric and non-parametric methods t-tests, ANOVA, correlation and regression

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This session will cover writing abstracts and presenting data effectively for dissemination

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Tips and strategies for effective communication of research using posters

Approved on: Oct 19, 2020. Edition: 3.4