MEDI 7030 Research Project in Rural Generalist Medicine

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 401275

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Description This subject is an essential part of the final year of the Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism). It will build on the students' knowledge and skills gained in prior subjects and the aim of this subject is to design and conduct a research project from an area relevant to their practice of rural generalism. Successful completion of the subject results in the composition of a report, and in an oral presentation, which will include details of the aims, methods, results and conclusions of the project.

School Medicine

Discipline General Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 20cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Must be enrolled in the Master of Medicine ( Rural Generalism)

Assumed Knowledge

401080 Research Protocol and Design.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the theories and real-life issues relevant to rural medical practice
  2. Design and conduct a research project in a rural and remote context
  3. Communicate the results of the project to peers and other health professionals in oral and written forms in a professional manner
  4. Reflect on own learning and professional development needs
  5. Apply technology and self-directed learning strategies to enhance evidence-based practice.

Subject Content

Online Tutorial 1: Introduction to the Unit outlining Objectives and Timelines ULO 1,2,3,4,5
Online Tutorial 2: Reflection on Research Protocol and Design Unit ULO 1,2,3,4,5
Online Tutorial 3: Project design tutorial: designed to address design aspects of the project in response to student ?es research proposal ULO 1,2,3,4,5
Online Tutorial 4: Data collection and measurement tutorial: aimed at ensuring data collection and measurements are being made appropriately ULO 1,2,3,4,5
Online Tutorial 5: Data analysis tutorial: aimed at ensuring data analysis will be appropriately performed ULO 2,3,4,5
Online Tutorial 6: Report writing (Introduction; Methods; results and discussion) ULO 1,2,3,4,5
Online Tutorial 7: Research Presentation Skills aimed at identifying the key aspects of the research (for inclusion in the presentation ULO 2,3,4,5


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Research Project Proposal 500-1000 words 10% N Individual
Oral Presentation 20 minute 25% N Individual
Research Project 4000 words excluding references 65% Y Individual

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