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NUTR71-114: Health Research Design and Planning


This subject builds on the subject Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals to develop student competencies relating to research design and planning. Students will identify research methods most appropriate to their research questions and practice context, consider and submit ethics applications for review and develop research submissions for external peer review and funding consideration. Students are required to successfully complete this subject before progressing to research internships in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Current: $4,010
  • Commencing in May 2021: $4,150

Learning outcomes

1. Formulate a clear research question from a practice problem
2. Identify and select appropriate methods to investigate and resolve practice problems
3. Critically review the literature
4. Utilise ethical procedures in the research process
5. Demonstrate skills in disseminating outcomes of research
6. Plan appropriate statistical analysis methods to test research hypotheses

Enrolment requirements

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There are no co-requisites.

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  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

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 outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start03/08/2020
Cancellation 1?04/08/2020
Cancellation 2?05/08/2020
Last enrolment03/08/2020
Withdraw – Financial?07/08/2020
Withdraw – Academic?09/08/2020
Teaching census?06/08/2020
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start09/08/2021
Cancellation 1?11/08/2021
Cancellation 2?12/08/2021
Last enrolment09/08/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/08/2021
Withdraw – Academic?15/08/2021
Teaching census?12/08/2021