Research Protocol Design

Course code EPID6600Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Develops a framework of a research protocol in an area of student interest. This research protocol framework may be preparatory work for a Masters or PHD.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To select and provide a rationale for an appropriate area of research;
2. Develop a testable hypothesis and research questions;
3. Design research methodology;
4. Design or select appropriate measures;
5. Identify appropriate sampling procedures, sample size, and statistical tests;
6. Consider ethical issues in research;
7. Prepare a research grant application, and an application for ethics approval;
8. To identify strengths, weaknesses and implications of developed protocol.
ContentA Protocol is developed by means of a series of assignments throughout the semester. Contact is generally through blackboard, by phone or email, although face to face contact is available to local students.
Replacing Course(s)EPID6600A and EPID6600B - Multi Term Sequence courses.
TransitionNot required. All previous students complete.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of, EPID6420 (Epidemiology A), and BIOS6910 (Biostatistics A),
It is desirable to complete EPID6430 (Epidemiology B) and BIOS6920 (Biostatistics B).
Students enrolled in the Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) are allowed to do these courses.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignments
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPID6600