This unit builds and integrates material from previous semesters, particularly Evidence-based Healthcare and Healthcare Complexity and Physiotherapy.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit encompasses an active learning approach where you will be expected to actively engage in enhancing your own learning experience. A blended learning and teaching strategy is implemented within this unit with online modules providing content and interactive activities such as quizzes and forums, which is further built upon in campus-based tutorials. Tutorials will focus on extending your current knowledge, skills and application in research settings and writing feedback sessions will be provided to assist with scientific research skills. You will meet with your research supervisors on a regular basis, either individually or in a group, to discuss your research project and plans. You will also be required to independently identify aspects of your research skills that require further development and engage active strategies to achieve these. The teaching approach will be based on you developing a deep understanding of the principles and the ability to independently solve problems. Also included within the unit will be a focus upon increasing your digital literacy and advanced communication skills, with creativity and innovation being embraced.
This is a ten credit point unit run over the session. Overall, it is anticipated that you spend approximately 150 hours across the session on this unit. Within this session there will be approximately 8 hours of campus-based tutorials, with a further 16 hours of online activities, including preparation for tutorials. You will also spend approximately 60 on your research activities, including academic mentorship for your scientific writing and regular research meetings with your supervisor. You will need to allow approximately 65 hours for assessment based work.
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences students are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including tutorials, live Q and A and research meetings with supervisors.
All tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. You may make a request to your unit convenor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. You will coordinate meetings with your research supervisor and peers individually. You will also have the option to select a preferred time for an academic writing mentoring session using a group selection online tool.
Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including tutorials and research meetings with your supervisor, may impact your final results. It is your responsibility to contact the unit convenor or research supervisor by email to inform them if you are going to be absent.
This unit involves essential on-campus learning activities which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You are expected to attend campus for these activities unless the Public Health Orders and/or University advice changes, you have any symptoms of COVID or you have been identified as a contact of an individual with COVID.
Unit materials and readings
There is no compulsory textbook for this unit. Resources will be referred to throughout the unit with specific information provided on the unit iLearn site. You will be expected to independently search for resources relevant to your research project, and your research supervisor will provide guidance as required.
Technology and equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens.
To study optimally off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information, undertake independent study, participate in online research meetings & to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.
Consultation with staff
All staff will be available for individual consultation. See iLearn for contact details.