Course and Subject Handbook 2021 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine]

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine]

Handbook year

2021

Course code

114206

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College

Healthcare Sciences
Medicine and Dentistry
Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of at least an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health, health science, medicine, medical science, or veterinary science discipline; with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Quota restrictions on the number of places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College.

Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, investigate, analyse and synthesise a research problem applying appropriate methodological concepts and theories in a small-scale research project

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of research ethics in the preparation of a successful ethics application for a research project

  • Design, plan, conduct and complete a substantial research-based thesis with creativity and initiative and a high level of autonomy and accountability

  • Analyse and interpret results from a research project, and critically evaluate and synthesise results in the context of contemporary research literature and / or demonstrate advanced knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in a relevant discipline area and/or related areas of professional practice

  • Demonstrate a high standard of ethical conduct in research, exercising autonomy, responsibility, accountability, and well-developed independent judgement

  • Communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RM8301:06 Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine

RM8302:06 Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit-points of postgraduate Research Methods subjects from List 1 or equivalent subjects as approved by the college Associate Dean, Research Education.

PLUS

Select 6 credit-points of postgraduate coursework or research dissertation subjects that have the following subject prefixes: TM, MI, HS, NS, OT, MD, DS, PP, PC, RH, PY, SL or TV or equivalent subject pre-fixes as approved by the college Associate Dean, Research Education.

List 1

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

HS5106:03 Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care

HS7405:03 Research Methodologies for Health Professionals

MI5000:03 Clinical Epidemiology

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health Practitioners

TV5320:03 Applied Protocol Writing

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Singapore

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Nil

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Nil

Credit

Eligibility

Eligibility for credit will only apply to students who have completed the JCU Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine].

These students may apply for credit for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure

Maximum allowed

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine] may be eligible for up to 12 credit points of credit for equivalent subjects.

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RESEARCH METHODS

Approved abbreviation

GDipResMeth

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s HDR Degree by Research Requirements.

Students seeking admission to a Masters by Research must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.

To be eligible to apply for direct admission to a PhD, students must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.