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Unit of study_

VETS6103: Research and Enquiry 1A

Research and enquiry is implicit in every aspect of every career path in veterinary science. This unit will equip students with skills in generating research evidence as well as in searching and critically evaluating available evidence. The candidate will develop the skills necessary to formulate relevant questions and to collate, evaluate and synthesise evidence to answer these questions. The candidate will gain knowledge and develop fundamental skills in designing and conducting field experiments, including clinical trials, and evaluating journal articles about such experiments. Skills will be developed in using spreadsheets and conducting statistical analyses for data collected during simple experiments. Guidelines for publishing clinical trials will be discussed to enable candidates to critically evaluate methods (design, conduct and analysis) of clinical trials presented in journal articles and marketing brochures.

Code VETS6103
Academic unit School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Credit points 3

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

  • LO1. formulate relevant questions and source, evaluate and synthesise evidence to answer these questions across a range of veterinary contexts
  • LO2. design field trials including randomized control trials and critically evaluate the design of published trials
  • LO3. analyse data from field trials, interpret and present the results; and interpret the statistical results presented in journal articles.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.