This unit is designed to assist students understand the principles of writing a research proposal, applicable for either project planning or evaluation within health or for further research (e.g., Honours). Students will be introduced to the key components of preparing and writing up a proposal: purpose of the research and question(s) to be addressed; reviewing existing literature on the topic; deciding on a research methodology and methods used to collect data; proposing an approach for data analysis; identifying ethical issues and working through the process of applying for ethics approval; providing a clear plan and timeline for each stage of the research. At the completion of this unit, students will have undertaken an ethics application, planned, orally presented and written up a research proposal. This unit of study is recommended for students who wish to undertake Honours after completion of the pass degree.
1 x 2-hr workshop, and 1x1-hr online and practical activities/week
ethics assignment 1500 wds (30%), oral presentation (20%), research proposal 2000 wds (50%)
(HSBH1006 AND (HSBH1007 OR HSBH2007) AND HSBH1008 AND HSBH1009) OR ((BACH1161 OR HSBH1003) AND HSBH1007)