Welcome to Study and Research Support for Health & Community students. Here you will find resources to build your academic and research skills needed to complete university assessment tasks.
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Acknowledgement of first peoples
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways where USQ is located. We acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. We celebrate the continuous living cultures of First Australians and acknowledge the important role played by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian society. The University respects and acknowledges our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff, Elders and visitors who come from many nations across Australia.
Health and allied health professionals make decisions that directly impact upon the health and wellbeing of others. In your profession you will need to ensure that your decisions are based on the best available evidence.
Do you find yourself spending hours going through search results to find the actual information you are looking for? A search strategy targets your search so your results are more relevant, and less numerous.
In your Health and Community courses you will need to demonstrate skills in academic writing. Academic writing is different from the writing you may use in your job or in everyday communication. Click on the Academic Writing link to learn more about developing your skills.
In your Health and Community courses, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency. Click on the English Language Foundations link for more information to help with your English language development.
The ability to think critically is a fundamental skill required at university and needs to be demonstrated in your assessment items. Critical thinking requires you to consider evidence and adopt a questioning approach in your reading and writing.
Mathematics is often a part of university study, so it is important to develop the mathematical skills necessary for study within most disciplines. Resources are available for students who have maths anxiety or for students who are studying mathematics off-campus.
Keeping up to date with news and current affairs in your field is important. You may also need to access news sources for research or assignments.
Honours and higher degree research students require advanced research skills to complete research projects. This section will take you through the research process and offer guides, tutorials and resources to help you conduct in depth research.
Endnote is a bibliographic management software provided by the university. It allows you to create, search, sort and annotate a personal library of research. Using Endnote you can insert properly formatted citations directly into the text or reference list of your document in Word.
USQ's Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) offers workshops and consultations on research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation. This service is available to postgraduate research students at USQ via self-enrolment.
This community offers a good space to connect with other USQ research students for advice and support. This is a closed facebook group for USQ research students. You will need to request access to join.
Online Study Support Sessions
Each week the Learning Advisor and Librarian provide a brief online lesson on a useful topic for study. There is time to discuss the topic and for you to ask any library or study-related questions.
Meet-up is a student peer support program where you can discuss your questions and concerns with other students. This may be available in your course, or join (USQ Login required) the online Meet-Up Student Community.