Applied Research in Health and Safety

Course code HLSC6130Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course is designed for students to develop their fundamental research knowledge through application of critical appraisal, research methodologies and evidence based practice in the health, injury management and safety contexts to assist in determining issues of quality of service, service provision, cost, accountability and validity of interventions.

Students will develop a research study proposal which will include details of a planned research study, study objectives, details of and justification for methodology, data collection, data analysis techniques and how the research will be written up. This research proposal will provide all the information on how to conduct the study.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesThis course is designed to enable students to:
1. Critically appraise literature and further develop critical appraisal skills
2. Critique a range of research methodologies
3. Develop an understanding of outcome measures, evaluation tools and evidence based practice and their application in research
4. Identify and discuss future research directions
5. Develop a research proposal
Content-Research methodology
-Critical evaluation of assessment methods and analysis of assessment results and review of current issues in health, injury management and safety
-Evidence-based interpretation and practice
-Research planning
Replacing Course(s)HLSC6103 - Occupational Rehabilitation 2, 10 unit
TransitionStudents can complete HLSC6130 in place of HLSC6103 in the Master of Workplace Injury Management.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeOHSE6090
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HLSC6130