Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Health and Social Care

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Health and Social Care at UNE?

This course is an Exit Award for students who have completed 24 credit points from units selected from the Master of Philosophy (Health).

Career Opportunities

Graduates develop a range of research, analysis and communication skills that prepare them for a variety of employment opportunities and further postgraduate study in Health and Social Care.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

2017 STUDY OPTIONS

Not offered in 2017.

Official Abbreviation GradCertResMethHSC
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing Not offered in 2017
Course Duration
Total Credit Points 24
Entry Requirements

A candidate must have completed 24 credit points in the Master of Philosophy (Health).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

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Peony Red (BCC37)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Health and Social Care in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate must have completed 24 credit points in the Master of Philosophy (Health).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must complete 24 credit points in the Master of Philosophy (Health).

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Health and Social Care.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Health and Social Care aims to provide students with the research knowledge and skills to make a contribution to improving health and social care outcomes.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. understand the concepts of research, its ethical aspects and principles of sound research practice in health and social care;
  2. select an appropriate study design for any given research question;
  3. write a research proposal, and ethics committee submission; and
  4. prepare a manuscript and other scholarly presentations.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a body of knowledge relevant to their area of study and a firm grasp of the principles, practices and boundaries of their discipline. They will situate their knowledge of research and inquiry in their area of study in national and international literature. This knowledge will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities and will be assessed throughout the course through a range of different activities.

Communication Skills

Graduates will demonstrate a high standard of oral and written communication skills relevant to their area of study. These skills will be taught and practised in lectures, and online activities. Graduates will recognise the importance of communication skills in the presentation of research activity and to be able to use appropriate communication technologies.

Problem Solving

Graduates will have advanced skills to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources throughout their course and will critically appraise and integrate relevant theory and literature to the conduct of research.

Information Literacy

Graduates will have the skills to recognise relevant information and to use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. Through assessment tasks, they will learn how to critically evaluate the sources, values and validity of information, and to use information in critical and creative thinking.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will understand and be able to practise the highest standards of ethical behaviour associated with the conduct of research in their discipline or profession. They will acquire knowledge of the impact of social, cultural and linguistic diversity in Australia and the world on the ethical conduct of research and demonstrate ethical responsibility towards colleagues, research subjects, the wider community and the environment.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will have developed intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills. This will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities. Through the completion of assessment tasks, graduates will develop the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write about and discuss a range of issues. These skills are transferable and essential lifelong skills.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will develop skills in independent study and show developed collaboration and group participation skills which will be developed through on-campus and online interactive teaching. Graduates will demonstrate importance of participating in discussions pertinent to research in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods in Health and Social Care are currently closed.

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