Course Title: Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH2130

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

COTH2131

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

COTH2131

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Tony Zhang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7758

Course Coordinator Email: tony.zhang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.78


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be eligible to enrol in this course you should have successfully completed the following courses or have received training in evidence-based clinical research, systematic review and meta-analysis:

  • COTH2185: Professional Issues and Australian Health Care System

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he


Course Description

The Research Project is a one-semester course that will review and build on research methodologies introduced in COTH2185 Professional Issues and Australian Health Care System. You will be expected to undertake a research project to demonstrate your ability to critically analyse literature on the efficacy and safety of Chinese medicine practice. This course provides the knowledge, skills and their application to complete a research project specifically in Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC138 Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) and MC024Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture):

    • PLO3: Critically analyse the literature in the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion or Chinese Herbal Medicine and incorporate this information into your professional evidence based practice
    • PLO6:  Reflect on and improve upon your professional practice and build problem-solving skills and abilities through lifelong learning 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

CLO 1 Identify strategies for lifelong learning, reflective practice and evidence-based clinical practice of Chinese medicine.

CLO 2 Access and appraise clinical evidence resources for acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine.

CLO 3 Investigate and evaluate the evidence base pertaining to the practice of Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture.

CLO 4 Conduct a research project specifically related to your area of clinical specialty demonstrating a knowledge of research methodology; ethics; rigour and validity of outcome


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including lectures and self-directed learning. Throughout the course you will be able to work both independently and in groups to solve problems involving aspects of content covered in the course. 

Project oriented learning is an important component. A guide with weekly tasks will assist you to plan your independent study and research activity. You are encouraged to study recommended texts, to actively search for information and gain further understanding of the research process and your research topic. 

Teacher Guided Hours: 24 per semester

Learner Directed Hours: 36 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Material chosen may be digitally available to you. Lecture material will be delivered via online media. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Chinese medicine library subject guides are available via http://rmit.libguides.com/chinese-medicine


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

 

Early Assessment Task: Formulating research questions

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assignment 2: Develop a search strategy

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assignment 3: Develop a protocol

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assignment 4: Conduct a full review

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4