Research Skills in Optometry - OPTM7108

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Optometry and Vision Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:


Excluded: OPTM7308

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course offers the opportunity to develop a range of research skills such as the following: Ability to search and critically read the literature, develop a research question, develop aims and hypotheses, awareness of ethical considerations, skills in data collection, data analysis, and interpretation of outcomes, and verbal and written communication skills. Participants in the course must elect to focus on one of two skills sets, with an emphasis on literature review, study design, ethical considerations and communication in the first option, and on literature review, data collection and analysis, ethical considerations and communication in the second option. If focusing on the first option, the course may be taken by distance, but the second option must take place on campus.
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