The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

MEDI6103A

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Student enrolment is semester based, MEDI6103A (Semester 1) and MEDI6103B (Semester 2), with the delivery of the academic content occurring across the full year.

In this course, students conduct a small scale research project related to medical practice. At the end of the course, students will have experienced the research process and can reflect upon their capacity to be effective researchers in medical practice.


Availability

Central Coast Clinical School

    Hunter Clinical School

      Manning Base Hospital

        Tablelands Clinical School

          Tamworth Base Hospital


            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.


            Learning outcomes

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

            1. Apply an advanced body of research knowledge to implement a specialised research project, applicable to medical professional practice, in partnership with a research supervisor.

            2. Apply ethical and research principles for handling patient and health related information, to gather the necessary data for an ethically approved research project.

            3. Demonstrate and justify the steps taken and theories applied, to arrive at decisions and conclusions for a conducted research project.

            4. Generate and prepare a written report on a research project.

            5. Demonstrate an oral presentation, including poster, summarising the design, implementation, analysis, findings and evaluation of a research project to specialist and non- specialist audiences.

            6. Theorise about the applications of a research project and the potential future developments or contributions to medical professional practice.


            Content

            • Determining feasibility of a research study/question
            • Peer review process
            • Facilitating peer review
            • Responding to peer review
            • Participating in a research group
            • Analysing and presenting data
            • Preparing and submitting abstracts
            • Writing for publication
            • Conference presentation formats

            Requisite

            This course is only available to students active in the Doctor of Medicine (40047) program and have successfully completed MEDI1101A, MEDI1101B, MEDI2101A, MEDI2101B, MEDI3101A, MEDI3101B, MEDI4101A, MEDI4101B, MEDI6001A and MEDI6001B.


            Assumed knowledge

            Bachelor of Medical Science (40046)


            Assessment items

            Written Assignment: Progress Report *

            Written Assignment: Final Research Report *

            Journal: Reflective eJournal *

            Presentation: Student Research Presentation *

            Professional Task: 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. - Students need to submit all summative items, which are then combined in order to achieve a pass mark. Weighting: 10%
            • Presentation: 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. Weighting: 20%
            • 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. Weighting: 10%
            • 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. Weighting: 50%
            • 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. Weighting: 10%

            Pre-Placement Requirements:

            • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
            • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
            • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

            Contact hours

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

            Self-Directed Learning

            Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term