Course Title: Wellness Project B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Wellness Project B

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1378

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Internet

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2016

PUBH1378

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Internet

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Prof Marc Cohen

Course Coordinator Phone: 0439 446688

Course Coordinator Email: marc.cohen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.4.14

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite or co-requisite:

PUBH1377 Wellness Project A


Course Description

Wellness Project B completes the project that was commenced in Wellness Project A, the design phase.

The course provides students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Wellness with the opportunity to integrate their wellness studies and areas of interest in a project that applies wellness strategies in a real-life setting such as work, community or healthcare. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for GD169 Graduate Diploma in Wellness:

  • PLO 3. Be able to communicate to peers and others in a manner that suits the context, audience and message, and demonstrate the ability to share complex knowledge and ideas.
  • PLO 4. Be educated consumers of evidence-based practice in Wellness and related disciplines with the ability to integrate research findings into practice, and identify appropriate research methods for specific Wellness research questions.
  • PLO 5. Become holistic thinkers and lifelong learners who are able to integrate information across multiple disciplines and apply knowledge, skills, critical thinking and problem solving to real world situations. 


On successful completion of this project you should be able to:

  • CLO 1. Formulate a valid research question based on gaps in the current literature and clearly articulate the methodology for answering a specific research question / testing a hypothesis along with how the research will be analysed and disseminated.
  • CLO 2. Identify the expertise required to conduct the study and coordinate input from content experts, practice experts, industry stakeholders, statisticians etc.
  • CLO 3. Describing an appropriate study design and methodology to investigate the identified research question. This may involve the use of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and include sourcing or designing interventions or other means to test hypotheses including sourcing, designing and implementing evaluation strategies. 
  • CLO 4. Discuss the scientific rigour associated with the chosen study design including its limitations and/or inherent biases and the significance and implications of answering the research question.
  • CLO 5. Define an appropriate data collection and analysis strategy and identify all the logistical issues ethical implications and budgetary requirements involved in conducting the project including the time, equipment, facilities and staffing requirements along with a detailed budget. 
  • CLO 6. Effectively communicate the details of your research to a variety of stakeholders in a variety of settings including identifying a suitable journal for publishing your review and writing up the literature review with appropriate reference style.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

  • One-to-one discussions with supervisor (phone, email and online discussion forum)
  • Building a research team and articulating ideas to researchers and industry professionals in order to elicit their cooperation and feedback. This is an important process as it requires real world feedback on the intended research and provides a measure of your ability to grasp key ideas and articulate the research process to industry experts who can then assist in formulating a research design that is achievable, rigorous, appropriate and relevant.
  • Meeting required timelines in the conduct and finalisation of the project
  • Analysing and writing up findings in an appropriate format
  • Your final assignment submission may take the form of a submission to a funding body or a submission to a journal for a publication and will need to include the following sections clearly labelled: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, References

The assessment for this project is based on submission of a final report on the conduct of the project, including a plan for its evaluation and dissemination of the findings.

The aim of the assessment is to equip you to conduct a wellness project in a real-life setting and evaluate the outcome. To help students meet the assessment requirements your progress will be monitored throughout the course, with opportunities for feedback from your supervisor and interaction with other students on a regular basis.

Teacher Guided Hours: 24 per semester (online)

Learner Directed Hours: 96 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

Each student will be allocated an experienced supervisor for their research. 

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT Studies. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Project Management

25%

This assessment task supports CLOs  2-6

Assessment 2: Project Submission

75%

This may be in the form of an assignment, journal article ready for submission and may include an ethics submission. (5000 words)

This assessment task supports CLOs  2-6