HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (16)

This subject will develop your understanding of the research process across two sessions of study. You will carefully formulate a research question, addressing an identified gap or weakness in the existing research literature presenting the outcome as a literature review. You will then plan a research project to address this question, and seek approval from the appropriate ethics committee(s) to conduct your planned project. During this process, with the support of at least one Honours research supervisor, you will develop your skills in critical reading, academic writing, and time management, and produce work that you will be able to incorporate in the 'publishable article' component of your HLT441 Honours dissertation next year.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

School of Community Health students only, enrolled in any of the following courses:

4509OT  Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

4505BP Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

4509PD Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)

4505SP Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Honours)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a deep and well contextualised understanding of their chosen research topic;
  • be able to formulate a research question based on a critical review of the existing research literature on a topic;
  • be able to prepare a written literature review
  • be able to plan a research project
  • be able to argue a convincing rationale for pursuing a research study to address an identified research question;
  • be able to justify the selection of particular sampling, recruitment, data collection, and data analysis methods for addressing an identified research question;
  • be able to recognise potential ethical issues and devise strategies for minimising risks in a planned research study.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Using research databases to review the literature on a topic;
  • Using Endnote to record and organise information sources;
  • Critically evaluating and synthesising research literature;
  • Logically sequencing a narrative literature review;
  • Constructing a rationale for pursuing a research question;
  • Applying APA Publication Manual guidelines regarding headings, in-text citations, and references;
  • Formulating a study aim, research question, and title;
  • Planning and delimiting the scope of a study;
  • Minimising risk and maintaining ethical standards in research;
  • Using a journal database to identify an appropriate journal for article submission/publication;
  • Using the media to assist and promote research;
  • Designing data collection and analysis approaches

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.