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Course Guide


Course Guide


Course Start Date
Aut 2024
Course Level
Length in Terms
2 terms
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Quota and Schedule
Course Start Date
Course LevelLength in TermsCredits
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2024
Postgraduate2 terms6

Course Coordinator:

Dr Polly Ma Haixia, MB(Nursing) (CDMU); MPH (CUHK); PhD (PolyU); RN

Course Developer:

Edward SZETO Lok Chun

COMP 4500SED Applied Computing Project is a two-term, six-credit-unit, 4000-level course within the Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCITH) programme suite and the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing and Networking (BSCICNH) programme suite. It is a compulsory course for BCITH and BSCICNH. Students will carry out a non-trivial computing project under supervision.

Mandatory prerequisite(s)

Students are required to have studied courses COMP 3110SED and COMP 3590SED before studying this course.


The course aims to provide students with an understanding of nursing and health-related care to various activities. It will:

  • Develop a broad awareness and understanding of the diverse range of current and emerging issues that have a significant impact on the field of nursing
  • Explore and evaluate new models and strategies aimed at enhancing nursing practice and optimising patient care
  • Critically examine current issues and factors that impact individual and population health based on knowledge and information
  • Identify and analyse problems and issues by utilising case studies, textual analysis and various methods for data analysis
  • Enable students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Topic 1: Fundamental elements

  • Developing research questions
  • Specifics of research project and design
  • Research designs, methodology and process
  • Ethical consideration in the project
  • Developing effective writing skills

Topic 2: Critical literature review

  • How to critique an article
  • Literature review
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis

Topic 3: Survey design

  • Basic principles of questionnaire design
  • Types of questions and response options
  • Concepts of validity and reliability

Topic 4: Implementation science

  • Project planning and management
  • Approaches to conduct evaluation research such as quantitative, qualitative and mixed approach

Topic 5: Approach to data analysis

  • Methods of data analyses
  • Data visualisation

Topic 6: Get your research disseminated

  • What to publish: A story to tell
  • Writing abstract
  • Choosing the best journal for your work
  • Dissemination and publication process

Learning support

Lectures, workshops, consultative sessions and tutorials


Continuous assessment includes an individual presentation and progress report; examination includes an individual presentation and final report.

Electronic submission of assignments is allowed.

Online requirement

Access to OLE

Equipment and Software

A computer with a word-processing software, preferably Microsoft Word, installed.


Students will need access to a computer with the Windows operating system.

Set book(s)

To be included in the course materials

Students with disabilities or special educational needs

Students with serious impairment of sight or manual dexterity may find it difficult to follow this course. Course and supplementary materials are not available on tape. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on this course.