Research Project

Course code HLSC4310Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Students will undertake an individual supervised research project, incorporating self-directed learning, with assistance from their supervisor. Projects will address a health sciences related research question. Students will use evidence based techniques to develop and test a hypothesis. This will ideally be in an area where there is sufficient published literature so that the student is able to critically appraise the topic.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop a research question.
2. Critically appraise the literature related to the research question.
3. Demonstrate the application of research strategies.
4. Collect data appropriately.
5. Analyse and interpret data.
6. Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills including the presentation of a research report.
Content1. Planning a research question.
2. Critically appraising the literature.
3. Developing a testable hypothesis.
4. Designing a study and selecting a research method.
5. Obtaining ethics approval (if required).
6. Managing a research project.
7. Presenting research results.
Replacing Course(s)NUDI4220
TransitionStudents failing NUDI4220 will need to enrol in and complete NUDI4300 Independent Study
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAll core courses in the first three years of the relevant program.
HLSC3290 Research Methods in Health Sciences
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Oral Presentation (20 minutes )(project planning) - Meets assessment objectives 1,2,3 and 6. Semester 1, date to be negotiated with Course Co-ordinator.
Other: (please specify)*Oral Presentation (20 minutes )(project results) - Meets assessment objectives 3,4,5 and 6. Semester 2, date to be negotiated with Course Co-ordinator
Other: (please specify)Individual research project thesis/dissertation submitted as a journal article manuscript (3000 to 5000 words according to specific journal requirements) - Meets assessment objectives 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. Semester 2, Week 12
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Seminar: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolled in B Nutrition and Dietetics or B Occupational Therapy or B Physiotherapy program.
Eligibility for Honours program of study.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HLSC4310