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A supervised research project of a standard likely to be published presenting the results of original research on a relevant topic within physiotherapy.
|Paper title||Research Project|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester
First Semester (On campus)
Second Semester (Distance learning)
Second Semester (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,889.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,674.00|
- PHTY 550, PHTX 550, PHTX 650
- Limited to
This paper is restricted to physiotherapists.
- More information link
- View further information about the School of Physiotherapy
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Steve Tumilty
- Paper Structure
- A scientific inquiry relevant to physiotherapy, featuring recognised research methodologies such as systematic reviews and original qualitative or quantitative research presented at a level suitable for submission to an international peer-reviewed journal.
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper may be undertaken via distance learning. Students work primarily with their supervisor via email, phone and videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom and Skype). Although guided by the supervisor, the student is expected to work independently and to take responsibility for meeting timelines.
- No textbooks are required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence base in their field of physiotherapy practice;
- Understand the general principles of design, conduct and reporting of at least one of the following: original research, clinical case reports, case series or literature reviews;
- Select, justify and apply appropriate research method(s) to the research problem;
- Critically analyse a body of knowledge relevant to the research problem;
- Analyse, present and discuss findings meaningfully within the field of physiotherapy.