In this unit of study, the student will develop his/her own research proposal, to a standard suitable for a peer-reviewed granting body. Each section of a grant proposal (Aims, Background/Significance, Methods, Analysis) will be discussed, with the student presenting and refining the corresponding section of his/her own proposal in a synchronous online workshop setting. This will then be complemented by online presentations from experienced researchers on the practical aspects of clinical research, followed by synchronous online class discussion. Topics include: observational studies, randomized controlled trials, diagnostic test evaluation, qualitative studies, funding application, ethical approval, publication strategies and grant administration. The unit will conclude with a one-day, face- to-face, mandatory workshop- where students will learn about budgeting, peer review of research grants, and present their completed research proposal.
11 online or face-to-face sessions and 1 face-to-face workshop (June)
1 x written research proposal (60%); online class presentations (10%); peer assessment (30%)
(PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018Co-requisites
(PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018Prohibitions