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FMHU2000: Introduction to research methods in health

This unit of study introduces students to common research methods in human health. Research is critical for the delivery of evidence-based healthcare. Students will be undertaking a brief literature review, collecting interview and survey data, conducting and presenting qualitative or quantitative data analysis, and interpreting and designing research. Students will also think about identifying research questions, research ethics, collaboration in research, and research implementation.

Code FMHU2000
Academic unit Health Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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BACH2140 or HSBH1007 or HSBH2007

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Locate, critically read, and draw appropriate conclusions in relation to health-related questions from academic and grey literature
  • LO2. Describe the objectives, key methods and strengths and weaknesses of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
  • LO3. Undertake basic qualitative or quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • LO4. Design a research proposal to address a question in human health

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.