|Level||Year 2, Semester 1|
|Unit Weighting||Unit Credit Points: 10 credit points
Total Course Credit Points: 320 credit points
|Student Workload||Number of timetabled hours per week: 4
Number of personal study hours per week: 6
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites||PRI104: Communication in Health|
|Description||This unit is focused on developing for students a foundation in evidenced-based practice including basic research knowledge and skills such as the critical review of literature, data collection, developing research questions, and the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate the scientific process, research ethics and research misconduct.
The unit aims to nurture and develop scientific thinking in Chinese medicine and critical thinking in general. Students learn about different types of research and its scope, data collation, how to understand and interpret statistics, research methodologies, how to evaluate and critique research publications, and how to conduct and write a literature review. Emphasis throughout the unit is focused on basic research methodologies and developing a scientific mode of thinking for application to the practice of Chinese medicine.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
|Assessment||Weekly Quizzes (10%)
Essay (using PICO Analysis) (30%)
Literature Review (30%)
|Prescribed text||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Polgar, S., & Thomas, S. A. (2013). Introduction to research in the health sciences (6th ed.). Churchill Livingstone