The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Student enrolment is semester based, MEDI6001A (Semester 1) and MEDI6001B (Semester 2), with the delivery of the academic content occurring across the full year.

In this course, students' progress through the stages required for developing a proposal for a small scale research project relevant to medical practice. The course provides students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of research, study design and protocol development that are essential for conducting research in medical practice. At the end of the course, students will have the ability to complete a research proposal in an area of interest related to medical practice.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Central Coast Clinical School

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Hunter Clinical School

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Manning Base Hospital

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Tablelands Clinical School

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Tamworth Base Hospital

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Multi-term sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MEDI6001. Students who have successfully completed MEDI6001 are not eligible to enrol in MEDI6001A.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between research and improved health outcomes for individuals and populations, and the influence on medical professional practice.

2. Evaluate and distinguish between major research paradigms.

3. Critically analyse and differentiate between the methods used to determine the properties of health outcomes at an individual and population level.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and scope of research and quality improvement initiatives in medical professional practice.

5. Synthesise and apply medical and research concepts to generate a specialised research question providing a theoretical and practical rationale.

6. Apply a conceptual framework or established theory to develop a specialised research study.

7. Critically analyse and synthesise a review of pertinent literature into a research proposal.

8. Critically evaluate and address relevant ethical issues when designing clinical research.

9. Explain in detail the appropriate use of patient data and the principles of privacy and confidentiality that apply to clinical research.

10. Select and justify methods for visualising data, displaying data and presenting data to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

11. Critically evaluate and justify methods of data collection and analysis including appropriate sampling procedures, sample size and statistical tests where appropriate.

12. Design and evaluate a timeline and budget to implement a research based project.

13. Demonstrate evaluation and constructive feedback to peers on research proposals.


Content

  • Relationship between research and good clinical practice
  • Research and quality in medical practice and health care
  • Research paradigms and traditions
  • Foundations of clinical epidemiology
  • Considerations when conducting research in clinical settings 
  • Researcher safety in environments in which research occurs
  • Ethical considerations when conducting research with humans or animals
  • Privacy, confidentiality and use of personally identifiable information
  • Ethics of sponsorship of research
  • Developing a research plan and budget
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Overview and critique of qualitative methods
  • Overview and critique of quantitative methods
  • Data analysis including simple descriptive statistics and triangulation

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisite

Students must be active in the Bachelor of Medical Science (40046) program and have successfully completed MEDI1101A, MEDI1101B, MEDI2101A, and MEDI2101B to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

MEDI6001AResearch for Medical Professionals Part AStudent enrolment is semester based, MEDI6001A (Semester 1) and MEDI6001B (Semester 2), with the delivery of the academic content occurring across the full year.

In this course, students' progress through the stages required for developing a proposal for a small scale research project relevant to medical practice. The course provides students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of research, study design and protocol development that are essential for conducting research in medical practice. At the end of the course, students will have the ability to complete a research proposal in an area of interest related to medical practice.FHEALFaculty of Health and Medicine673School of Medicine and Public Health560005940Semester 1 - 2019CCSTCLINSCCentral Coast Clinical School20195940Semester 1 - 2019HUNTCLINSCHunter Clinical School20195940Semester 1 - 2019MANNINGHSPManning Base Hospital20195940Semester 1 - 2019TABLCLINSCTablelands Clinical School20195940Semester 1 - 2019TAMWTH_HSPTamworth Base Hospital2019MEDI1101A, MEDI1101B, MEDI2101A and MEDI2101BRelationship between research and good clinical practiceResearch and quality in medical practice and health careResearch paradigms and traditionsFoundations of clinical epidemiologyConsiderations when conducting research in clinical settings Researcher safety in environments in which research occursEthical considerations when conducting research with humans or animalsPrivacy, confidentiality and use of personally identifiable informationEthics of sponsorship of researchDeveloping a research plan and budgetInductive and deductive reasoningOverview and critique of qualitative methodsOverview and critique of quantitative methodsData analysis including simple descriptive statistics and triangulationThis course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between research and improved health outcomes for individuals and populations, and the influence on medical professional practice.2Evaluate and distinguish between major research paradigms.3Critically analyse and differentiate between the methods used to determine the properties of health outcomes at an individual and population level.4Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and scope of research and quality improvement initiatives in medical professional practice.5Synthesise and apply medical and research concepts to generate a specialised research question providing a theoretical and practical rationale.6Apply a conceptual framework or established theory to develop a specialised research study.7Critically analyse and synthesise a review of pertinent literature into a research proposal.8Critically evaluate and address relevant ethical issues when designing clinical research.9Explain in detail the appropriate use of patient data and the principles of privacy and confidentiality that apply to clinical research.10Select and justify methods for visualising data, displaying data and presenting data to specialist and non-specialist audiences.11Critically evaluate and justify methods of data collection and analysis including appropriate sampling procedures, sample size and statistical tests where appropriate.12Design and evaluate a timeline and budget to implement a research based project.13Demonstrate evaluation and constructive feedback to peers on research proposals.This course replaces the following course(s): MEDI6001. Students who have successfully completed MEDI6001 are not eligible to enrol in MEDI6001A.This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):40046Bachelor of Medical ScienceIn addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.Students must be active in the Bachelor of Medical Science (40046) program and have successfully completed MEDI1101A, MEDI1101B, MEDI2101A, and MEDI2101B to enrol in this course.Written Assignment: Formative Research Proposal Online *Literature Review: Literature Review - 20% *Written Assignment: Formative Initial Research Proposal *Written Assignment: Formative Provide Feedback *Written Assignment: Response to Feedback - 20% *Journal: Reflective eJournal - 10% *Written Assignment: Final Research Proposal - 50% *Professional Task: Formative Student Competence ** This assessment has a compulsory requirement.Central Coast Clinical School, Hunter Clinical School, Manning Base Hospital, Tablelands Clinical School and Tamworth Base HospitalForumFace to Face On Campus30hour(s)per Term0Full Term1Online ActivityOnline2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1Self-Directed LearningSelf-Directed2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:Course Assessment Requirements:Professional Task: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Literature Review: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Formative Research Proposal Online *

Literature Review: Literature Review - 20% *

Written Assignment: Formative Initial Research Proposal *

Written Assignment: Formative Provide Feedback *

Written Assignment: Response to Feedback - 20% *

Journal: Reflective eJournal - 10% *

Written Assignment: Final Research Proposal - 50% *

Professional Task: Formative Student Competence *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.
  • Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Literature Review: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Central Coast Clinical School, Hunter Clinical School, Manning Base Hospital, Tablelands Clinical School and Tamworth Base Hospital

Forum

Face to Face On Campus 30 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1