Applied Research in Health and Safety

Course code HLSC6130
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

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  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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)

This course replaces the following course(s): HLSC6103. Students who have successfully completed HLSC6103 are not eligible to enrol in HLSC6130.

Requisites

Pre-requisite - successful completion of OHSE6010, OHSE6020, OHSE6040, OHSE6050, OHSE6060, OHSE6070, LEGL6004 and OHSE6090

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Online test

Proposal / Plan: Essay/Written Assignment (Research Proposal)

Contact Hours

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Term

Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.