HLT341 Health Honours Proposal (0)

This subject builds on the knowledge gained in research methods subjects by providing students with the opportunity to develop, under the guidance of an appropriately qualified supervisor, a research proposal using a selected qualitative or quantitative methodology. After receiving approval for the proposed research topic and being allocated a supervisor, students will complete a comprehensive literature review, followed by a comprehensive research proposal and preparation of a human ethical approval application for submission to a properly constituted Institutional Ethics Committee. This proposal will form the basis of research subsequently undertaken in the Honours Project/Dissertation subject.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to honours students in health

Incompatible Subjects

BMS400, HLT331, HLT332, HLT506, PHM300

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the key steps in research planning;
  • gain approval for the proposed research topic;
  • be able to prepare a review of the relevant literature on the selected research topic;
  • be able to develop a defence for a selected research topic;
  • be able to propose and justify a methodological approach;
  • be able to identify and utilise material relevant to a research activity;
  • be able to prepare a detailed research proposal;
  • be able to identify the key ethical considerations in human research;
  • be able to prepare and submit an application for human ethical approval to a properly constituted Institutional Ethics Committee.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Planning research Narrowing the focus Reviewing the literature and submission of a formal literature review. The place of theory Qualitative considerations Interviews Focus groups Questionnaire design Participant observation Statistical software Research funding sources Strategies for improving grant access Ethics in human research Informed consent Coercion Anonymity and confidentiality Risk benefit and analysis Storage of data Institutional ethics committees Synthesis of the above concepts to produce a proposal and associated ethics application


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.