BMSC103 - Research and Experimental Design

Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Research is fundamental to the sciences/biomedical sciences and the basis of all evidence-based practice. All scientists regardless of their specific discipline need a fundamental understanding of research design whether it is so they can create their own research or to assess the value and validity of published research. This unit will introduce students to the various approaches used in scientific research higlighting their strengths and limitations. After an introduction to basic theories of research, students will cover principles of measurement as well as some basic quantitative and qualitative research designs and techniques commonly used in scientific research. The unit aims to enable students to identify elements of a good research design and will be able to formulate their own research design for a stated research problem.