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HLSC41-152: Research Preparation and Design (Intensive)


This subject is designed to provide the framework and skills necessary for Honours students to successfully commence a research project in the Health Sciences. Students will work closely with the Honours convenor and individual project supervisors to develop their research topic, formulate their aims and hypotheses and consider the significance of the project. Workshops will enable students to search for and retrieve, interpret and begin to critically evaluate the relevant literature in their field. Research ethics processes will be discussed and debated, and students will be assisted to complete ethics applications where appropriate for their study. Students will also review various research design strategies and identify appropriate methods for conducting their project and analysing their expected data. Finally, students will be supported to prepare and present a detailed research proposal to the Faculty.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2023: $7,215

Learning outcomes

1. Independently undertake and present a comprehensive literature review relevant to the research project of study. 2. Design, plan and commence a research project using an appropriate selection of participants/models, methods of data collection, appropriate analysis, and discussion of limitations. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical requirements for conducting human or animal research as it relates to the research project. 4. Communicate to a scientific audience, the background, research plan, and any interim results of the research project. 5. Conduct research within ethical frameworks in individual and team environments to achieve high-level outcomes.

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  • Study Abroad Students

All enrolments need to be approved by Faculty. Only available if admitted into the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours, Intensive) program.

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

Subject dates

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