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Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice (BSC206)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit is designed with the assumption that scientific inquiry should form the basis of patient care. The primary goal for this unit is to introduce students to the scientific method for clinical decision making in healthcare. Students will develop proficiencies in information retrieval, research design, data analysis and critical appraisal. These skills will initiate the process of lifelong learning required to provide high quality patient care in their respective professions.
Timetabled Learning Activities Live lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week.
Other Learning Experiences Online Assessment/Learning Activity: 2 hours per fortnight; Online Lecture: 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites 100-level Transition Unit.
Exclusions Student who have successfully completed CHI106/EXS106 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice or BSC203 Introduction to ICT Research Methods or BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences or BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: EXS106
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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