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Primary Care Research Project Part 1 (GENP40000)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeGENP40000
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The student will conduct an original research project under the supervision of an academic staff member in the Department of General Practice from February to November. The student will be introduced to current literature and to the research techniques used in the specialised area in which their research sits. The research project may form part of a larger current study, by focussing on one small aspect, or it may be especially designed for the student by a researcher with shared interests. In either case it is expected that the work will culminate in an original research publication.

Intended learning outcomes

To understand the role and process of scientific research through the conduct of a project which includes:

• Critical review of literature
• Development of a research question
• Understanding of the research methods used in primary care research
• Understanding of the analytic methods used in primary care research
• Generation of original results
• Oral communication of own research to an expert audience
• Written communication skills that will contribute to a paper for a peer reviewed journal

Generic skills

Students will learn to:

  • Critically assess literature
  • Accept or reject information provided by others
  • Identify unresolved clinical questions
  • Identify the best approaches to address research questions
  • Develop time management skills
  • Develop oral and written presentation skills

Last updated: 9 November 2018