HLTSC578-23A (HAM)

Research in Healthcare Practice

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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What this paper is about

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Students encounter issues in clinical practice that require application of a formal framework of research inquiry. The paper provides students with an opportunity to explore one such clinical problem and to design an appropriate research strategy. The paper aims to provide students with the skills of structured academic inquiry and the ability to engage in the process of research design. It highlights the role of research in the identification of health inequities and how research can be used as a catalyst for change
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How this paper will be taught

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A mixture of lectures and zoom based tutorials
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop search strategies and systematically review literature
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  • Critically discuss methodologies relevant to an identified clinical research problem
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  • Analyse the ethical issues to be considered in conducting clinical research
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  • Demonstrate design of a research protocol focussed on an identified research question
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How you will be assessed

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Proposal: Using the provided template for clinical audit: Background, Gap, Questions; Approach/Methods (data collection and analysis); Anticipated outcomes; translation to practice (40%).

Class presentation (40%): On proposal: present your research proposal to the class, using provided template.

Online activity (20%):
  1. Identify one method of research (e.g., survey, interviews, focus group, database analysis, biometric measures) and highlight it’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to your research question (please remember to include your research question in your response).
  2. Please review two of the attached articles (one from the qualitative selection [CASP] and one from the quantitative selection [NICE]) and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the research).


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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Proposal
7 May 2023
No set time
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online discussion 1
31 Mar 2023
No set time
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Online discussion 2
2 Jun 2023
No set time
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
4. Class presentation
14 Jun 2023
No set time
40
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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