Course Title: Research in Health Science

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research in Health Science

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2160

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014

OHTH2160

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2014

OHTH2160

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Internet

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

OHTH2160

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Prof Jiming Ye / Dr Dawn Wong Lit Wan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7419 / +61 3 9925 7454

Course Coordinator Email: jiming.ye@rmit.edu.au / dawn.wonglitwan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.015 / 202.04.061


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.

 


Course Description

OHTH2160 introduces the principles of research in health sciences. Through this course students will develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to work in a research-informed manner. Contents to be covered include the knowledge and skills for literature research, critical appraisal of research evidence, types of research designs/methods and the ethics principles in research. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to understand the principles and basic methods of research in health.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP278 Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) and BP280 Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic)

  • PLO1: provide specialised health care within a patient centred evidence based framework

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy):

  • PLO 1 Provide patient-centred care as a competent, safe primary healthcare professional
  • PLO 2 Provide osteopathic, musculo-skeletal healthcare within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework

     


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

  1. Search for credible research evidence to guide the practice in health;
  2. Understand the ethics principles and basic processes guiding research in health;
  3. Discuss qualitative and quantitative methods for research in health;
  4. Understand the common statistical types used to analyse data from research in health;
  5. Critique reports in health research at the beginner’s level; and
  6. Identify the major research types in relation to the evidence strengths to guide practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students are enrolled in this compulsory, first year course that is delivered in a flexible/blended mode (mostly online). There are 12 modules in this course and the core contents are delivered via face-to-face lectures/tutorials, online lectures, online collaborate-ultra tutorial. The core content and recommended reading materials will be made available in Canvas. The theories and practical skills learnt during lectures are extended in tutorials. Short answer tests/quizzes also assist student learning.

Students are required to complete the tasks of the recommended reading materials and learning activities. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the learning activities with the teaching team in Canvas throughout the semester.

Teacher Guided Hours: 24 per semester including lectures, tutorials and online activities per semester

Learner Directed Hours: 96 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources include targeted readings from a range of sources. Lecture materials are delivered via online or face-to-face lectures. Selected materials are digitally available to students. RMIT provides the resources and tools for learning in this course through its online systems. Learning Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Training certificates for research ethics and academic integrity

Weighting: 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 5

Assessment Task 2: Progressive assessment

Weighting: 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Research project

Weighting: 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6