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HLSC41-141: Research Preparation and Design


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
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,835
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,925

Learning outcomes

1. Independently undertake and present a comprehensive literature review relevant to the project of study
2. Design, plan and commence a research project
3. Communicate to a diverse audience, the background, plan and any interim results of the research project.
4. Conduct research within ethical frameworks in individual and team environments to achieve high level outcomes

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

Only available if admitted into Health Sciences & Medicine Honours Degree

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021