Course Title: Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Clare Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7414

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.014

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Research skills and knowledge of evidence-based practice are essential to professional capabilities in MRS. Building on the first year Research in Health Sciences course, as well as your literature reviewing skills, this course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study an area related to MI, RT or NM in greater detail, as well as further develop your research skills and knowledge. You will undertake a project on a topic to be negotiated with course coordinator.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1.3

  • Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges (1.3a)
  • Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities (1.3b)

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

  1. Develop a research question and critically appraise the literature related to this.
  2. Apply ethical and professional principles to the process of scientific and medical research methods.
  3. Collect, analyse and interpret data appropriately.
  4. Present results in an appropriate format.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a range of activities including lectures and tutorial classes, self-directed study and team-based discussions. This course is supported by RMIT's online learning management system (LMS).

Teacher Guided Hours: 10-20

Learner Directed Hours: 90-100

Overview of Learning Resources

A range of learning and teaching strategies will be employed in this course. The lectures will further your knowledge of research methods and evidence based practice, and they will be complemented with online discussion forums.

As you progress through the Program you will be expected to become increasingly active in your learning. The teaching and learning strategies will reflect this approach, allowing you to progress to autonomous learning. For this course, you will be provided with the essential information and opportunity to practise, but you will need to supplement this with further reading and self-directed study. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course at regular intervals. Additionally, you should identify areas for development and address these with the aid of course teaching staff where appropriate.

This course requires you to engage with the Canvas learning environment regularly. Specific learning materials including suggested readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources will be located on Canvas. You will be required to complete regular online tests via Canvas and, where possible, use Canvas to submit your written assessments.

A key aspect of the Program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course the building blocks for this utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and key learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The course assessment tasks are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessment tasks as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Written Assignment 1 

Weighting 35%

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

Assessment Task 2: Written Assignment 2 

Weighting 35%

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

Assessment Task 3: Poster

Weighting 30%

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