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    The Research Projects online resource is a self-directed resource covering the process of conducting RACP research projects. The resource includes interviews with six trainees, exploring their journey completing one of the acceptable types of RACP research projects:

    • Research in human subjects, populations and communities or laboratory research;
    • Audit; and
    • Systematic review.


    Learning outcomes

    • Understand how to formulate a realistic and appropriate research question.
    • Understand approaches to critically analyse relevant literature.
    • Understand research methodology and scientific methods.
    • Use effective scientific writing.
    • Demonstrate awareness of research integrity.
    • Demonstrate awareness of the importance of translating research to the workplace.
    • Select approaches to collect and analyse data.
    • Extract and articulate findings from data collected.
    • Understand the use of evidence-based medicine.


    Podcast interviews

    Research in human subjects, populations and communities or laboratory research

    • Dr Rachel Aitken
    • Dr Catherine Bateman-Steel


    • Dr Jithin Sajeev
    • Dr Roshan Gunathilake

    Systematic review

    • Dr Simone Martin
    • Dr Melissa Lai
    Research process


    • Review of evidence-based medicine
    • RACP Research project requirements

    Research process

    • Finding a supervisor
    • Identifying research gaps
    • Designing a research question
    • Conducting a literature review
    • Research methods
    • Ethics, integrity, collaboration and authorship
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Scientific writing
    • Application to the workplace and clinical practice

    Project types

    • Research in human subjects, populations and communities or laboratory research
    • Audit
    • Systematic review

    Authors: A/Prof Mark Boyd FRACP
    A/Prof Franz Babl FRACP
    Prof Mark Ferson FRACP FAFPHM
    Dr Roshan Gunathilake FRACP
    Dr Shaikh Javaid
    Dr Vincent Lee FRACP
    Dr Peter New FRACP
    Dr Rebecca Nogajski FRACP
    Dr Alice Stewart FRACP
    Dr Paul Timmings FRACP
    Peer reviewers: Dr Meera Agar FRACP FAChPM
    Dr Petrina Caldwell FRACP
    Dr Michael Gabbett FRACP
    Dr Anthea Greenway FRACP
    Dr David Krieser FRACP
    Dr Joseph Lee FRACP
    Dr Robyn Lucas FAFPHM
    Dr Marcus McMahon FRACP
    Dr Martina Moorkamp FRACP
    Dr Helen Jean Moriarty FAChAM
    Dr Megan Phelps FRACP
    Dr Kirsty Ross
    Version: 1
    Release Date: April, 2016 Revised Date: N/A

    Self enrolment