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This research project introduces students to the research culture in the discipline through involvement in a research project in clinical optometry. Students will conduct the project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. In the first few weeks they will perform a literature search and will present an annotated version to their supervisor as a prelude to the development and submission of their research proposal. Students will then be expected to implement methods for collecting, analysing and evaluating data. During the development and data collection phases of the project, students will maintain a diary documenting the research process and reflecting on any logistical and/or ethical issues that arise. The project will culminate with students presenting their research findings as a draft manuscript, in a format suitable for submission for publication. They will also create a video abstract that summarises the basic elements of their research and how their findings relate to practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Design and conduct a research project in the area of clinical optometry;
- Formulate realistic research questions;
- Work productively with participants and partners;
- Collect, manage, analyse and interpret data; and
- Present research outcomes in a written form suitable for publication in the research literature, and in oral form.
On completion of this subject students should:
- have the capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- be able to independently advance their professional expertise and knowledge in optometry;
- be able to evaluate scientific literature as a foundation to evidence based practice; and
- be able to integrate knowledge from different domains and articulate knowledge and understanding in written and oral forms .
Last updated: 18 December 2020