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CEPI5300: Research Grants: Theory and Practice

In this unit of study, the student will develop his/her own research proposal, to a standard suitable for a peer-reviewed granting body. Each section of a grant proposal (Abstract, Aims, Background, Significance, Methods) will be discussed, with the student presenting and refining the corresponding section of his/her own proposal in a synchronous online workshop setting. This will be complemented by online presentations from experienced researchers on the practical aspects of clinical research. Topics include: observational studies, randomised controlled trials, diagnostic test evaluation, qualitative studies, economic evaluation, and process evaluation. The unit will conclude with a one-day, face-to-face, mandatory workshop where students will learn about budgeting, qualitative research, strategies and grant administration, research ethics and peer review of research grants.

Code CEPI5300
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
(PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. integrate learning from other units relevant to the development of research proposal
  • LO2. understand the practical issues involved in the conduct of clinical studies
  • LO3. develop a research proposal in a structured, concise, and scientifically robust manner
  • LO4. present a proposal in a structured and concise manner
  • LO5. understand the ethical approval, grant application, publication, budgeting, and the peer review process.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.