Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

CLINED 710 - Special Studies

15 Points

Semester 1

Semester 2


This course consists of a supervised research project on an assessment topic approved by the Head of the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education. 

Aims of the course

The general objective of this course is to gain indepth knowledge of the issues around a specific aspect of relevance to the student and to develop skills in a chosen research methodology. 

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students should:

  • understand the processes involved in doing research 
  • have acquired skills in generating and analysing qualitative and/or quantitative data 
  • be able to design and conduct a research study in the field of health
  • be able to conduct a professional assessment, a literature review and/or write a journal article suitable for publication. 

Learning and teaching

Students will work with a supervisor to develop and carry out a research project of their choosing relating to the field of education of health professionals. The course supervisor will work one-on-one with students to develop the project as required, and to guide students to the relevant literature.


The assessment will be negotiated with the course supervisor depending on the nature of the project. Examples would include a systematic literature review, an ethics application or grant proposal, a write-up of a study or article suitable for submission to a health professionals journal. 

Teaching staff