PSIO14006 - Research Project
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will enable students to build on previous learning, to plan and conduct a supervised research project in the form of a primary study, a systematic literature review, or a service improvement project. The project will be presented in the form of a manuscript for a relevant peer-reviewed journal.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Allied Health

ALLH12007 Research Methods for Therapy

PSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1

PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 60%
2. Portfolio 20%
3. Oral Examination 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The course is scheduled in Term 1 but runs over part of Term 2 due to clinical requirements. However, as it is not completed until Term 2, consideration should be given to scheduling in Term 2. Feedback from DDLT. Consider changing scheduling of this course in Term 2 for 2017
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Review a specific knowledge domain and identify a gap worthy of research.
  2. Critically appraise a range of literature around a specific topic.
  3. Evaluate research designs and/or models for evaluating practice.
  4. Identify and explain ethical issues in the area of study.
  5. Conduct an appropriate analysis and draw reasoned conclusions to make recommendations for practice.
  6. Communicate findings within accepted academic conventions.

Per NPC1367

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio  
3 - Oral Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Oral Examination      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAnthony Schneiders (a.schneiders@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

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Week 2 13-03-2017

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Week 3 20-03-2017

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Week 4 27-03-2017

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Week 5 03-04-2017

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Vacation Week 10-04-2017

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Week 6 17-04-2017

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Week 7 24-04-2017

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Week 8 01-05-2017

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Week 9 08-05-2017

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Week 10 15-05-2017

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Week 11 22-05-2017

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Week 12 29-05-2017

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Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

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All assessment items are deferred assessments with due dates in Term 2. The Written Assessment and Portfolio are due Friday 15th September 2017. Group Research Oral Examination is due on campus (Rockhampton or Bundaberg) during week 1 or week 2 of the CQUniversity Term 2 examination period.

Exam Week 12-06-2017

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All assessment items are deferred assessments with due dates in Term 2. The Written Assessment and Portfolio are due Friday 15th September 2017. Group Research Oral Examination is due on campus (Rockhampton or Bundaberg) during week 1 or week 2 of the CQUniversity Term 2 examination period.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

The written assessment will take the form of one of the following options as determined by the project supervisor who will be a member of the Academic Staff.

1. Systematic Review of the literature on a predetermined topic.

2. Research project involving data collection, statistical analysis, and write-up on a predetermined topic.

Students will work in groups to prepare a piece of work structured and formatted as for publication in a scientific journal. Referencing style will reflect the requirements of the chosen journal.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.
Assessment Due Date The written assessment submission date will be deferred until Term 2 with a due date of September 15, 2017
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available with the official release of final unit grades as determined by the CQUniversity Certification of Grades Term 2 date.
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment rubric for this task is based on the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This quality framework is mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task. The Written Assessment will be marked by 2 independent members of the academic staff.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

One electronic copy of the Written Assessment must be submitted through Moodle by the due date. Students must submit this item to be eligible to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Review a specific knowledge domain and identify a gap worthy of research.

2. Critically appraise a range of literature around a specific topic.

3. Evaluate research designs and/or models for evaluating practice.

4. Identify and explain ethical issues in the area of study.

5. Conduct an appropriate analysis and draw reasoned conclusions to make recommendations for practice.

6. Communicate findings within accepted academic conventions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

Students will individually prepare, document and present a Portfolio of research milestones connected with their project. This will outline specific individual tasks (and outcomes) undertaken by the student in their research group during the course of study and include individual reflection on participation (barriers & facilitators) associated with these tasks. A SWOT analysis is required to be included in the Portfolio.

The Portfolio will be graded by the group's academic supervisory team.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

Assessment Due Date The written assessment submission date will be deferred until Term 2 with a due date of September 15, 2017
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available with the official release of final unit grades as determined by the CQUniversity Certification of Grades Term 2 date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment rubric for this task is based on the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This quality framework is mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task. The Portfolio will be graded by the group's academic supervisory team.f.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

One electronic copy of the Portfolio must be submitted through Moodle by the due date. Students must submit this item to be eligible to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Review a specific knowledge domain and identify a gap worthy of research.

2. Critically appraise a range of literature around a specific topic.

3. Evaluate research designs and/or models for evaluating practice.

4. Identify and explain ethical issues in the area of study.

5. Conduct an appropriate analysis and draw reasoned conclusions to make recommendations for practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Oral Examination

Assessment Title Oral Examination
Task Description

Students will present the findings of their research to peers and academic staff in the form of a conference presentation of approximately 15 minutes duration, excluding question time. This presentation will be timetabled to fit in with the availability of students, supervisors, as well as academic staff not associated with the project who will mark the presentation.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examination) applies to assessment in this unit.
Assessment Due Date The presentation will occur during the examination period of Term 2, 2017 with the exact date advised to students on Moodle.
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available with the official release of final unit grades as determined by the CQUniversity Certification of Grades Term 2 date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment rubric for this task is based on the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This quality framework is mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task. The Oral Examination will be marked by 2 independent members of the academic staff.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy
Group submission

All groups will be required to submit an electronic copy of their presentation slides to the Unit Coordinator the day prior to the formal presentation.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Review a specific knowledge domain and identify a gap worthy of research.

2. Critically appraise a range of literature around a specific topic.

3. Evaluate research designs and/or models for evaluating practice.

4. Identify and explain ethical issues in the area of study.

5. Conduct an appropriate analysis and draw reasoned conclusions to make recommendations for practice.

6. Communicate findings within accepted academic conventions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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