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Research Project (REHB90013)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeREHB90013
Availability
February - Online
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This 25 credit point subject is a capstone experience that will run over two consecutive terms. Building upon previous learning and the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, the subject provides opportunities to extend, deepen and apply knowledge, skills and attributes in the context of a research project.

Students will be part of a research team and will work on aspects of a research project in collaboration with an experienced researcher. The student will communicate with the research team via synchronous online meetings and asynchronous discussions. This subject is an opportunity for students to integrate knowledge and research skills to develop, frame and address a research question. The research question can be answered by a systematic review of the literature, by an analysis of an existing data set or by testing a hypothesis within an existing research project.

Students are required to select a project from a list of research projects made available to them. The subject coordinator in consultation with the research supervisor and student will determine the content and extent of the project.

Students will be required to submit a report comprising a critical review of literature, methodological choices and rationale, results addressing the research hypothesis and discussion of findings and implications of the research project.

This capstone also provides the opportunity for interdisciplinary networking; dissemination of project outcomes with student peers and colleagues; and peer review prior to submission of the final assessment task. Students will be expected to communicate their findings in a concise and scholarly manner to their peers.

Intended learning outcomes

The curriculum is designed around three elements, which provide integration throughout the course.

At completion of this subject students will be able to:

Theory & Practice:
1) Analyse and synthesize salient features and important theoretical, methodological and empirical trends in published literature and data
2) Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of contemporary research approaches
3) Develop and frame appropriate research questions
4) Critically analyse and interpret research findings

Evidence & innovation:
5) Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the principle of research ethics and the ability to apply these principles in practice
6) Analyze, synthesize and critically evaluate literature and published resources relevant to the research project research

Clinical practice in context:
7) Plan and execute a substantial research based project
8) Demonstrate academic writing, oral and creative skills to present information to both specialists in academic forums and specialists and non-specialist in clinical contexts.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop the skills associated with:

  • a deep understanding of their social and civic responsibilities in the domain of public policy, health care provision and as private individuals
  • the ability to recognise, explore and critically analyse issues of health practice and their proposed solutions
  • confidence in contributing from an informed perspective to a meaningful public discourse in their practice
  • academic excellence with high levels of oral and written communication skills
  • reflecting on their personal skills, values, biases and limitations and identify learning opportunities to build on their knowledge and skills to promote best practice
  • advocating for the health and wellbeing of all individuals, promoting equitable access to services
  • knowledge and application of the principles and approaches to best practice, particularly in adapting to the latest technical advancements in online learning design
  • active global citizenship by virtue of their academic excellence, their interdisciplinary knowledge, their community leadership capabilities and their cultural awareness

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Successful completion of all core subjects from relevant Masters program

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Successful completion of all core Master of Rehabilitation Science (MC-REHABSC) subjects.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Participation in synchronous research meetings, throughout the term (10%)
  • 30 minute Research Proposal presentation, due Week 8, 1st term (20%)
  • 8000 word Research Report, due Week 9, 2nd term (70%)

Dates & times

  • February - Online
    Principal coordinatorThorlene Egerton
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours32 hrs. Students will meet online with their mentor x 2 hrs per week for the duration of the 2 x 8 week terms.
    Pre teaching start date28 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsThere is a one week pre-teaching period during which students are encouraged to view a video presentation of an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and expectations These activities serve to prepare the students for commencing in their learning fully informed about the requirements of the subject.
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 1 March 2019
    Census date 8 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019

    February contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

  • July - Online
    Principal coordinatorThorlene Egerton
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours32 hrs. Students will meet online with their mentor x 2 hrs per week for the duration of the 2 x 8 week terms.
    Pre teaching start date15 July 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsThere is a one week pre-teaching period during which students are encouraged to view a video presentation of an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and expectations These activities serve to prepare the students for commencing in their learning fully informed about the requirements of the subject.
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 8 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 July 2019
    Census date23 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail25 October 2019
    Assessment period ends15 December 2019

    July contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

Time commitment details

320 hrs (288 independent + 32 contact hrs)Students will be expected to complete independent learning activity equivalent to approximately 18 hours a week over the 2x8 week terms.

Additional delivery details

There is a one week pre-teaching period during which students are encouraged to view a video presentation of an overview of the subject, assessment requirements and expectations

These activities serve to prepare students for commencing in their learning fully informed about the requirements of the subject.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Required reading will be made available online.

Last updated: 24 August 2019