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HSBH2007: Research Methods in Health

The unit of study introduces students to key research paradigms in health, and to the major approaches to designing and evaluating research in health. Students will be introduced to key concepts of qualitative and quantitative methodology including research ethics, research design and research methods.

Code HSBH2007
Academic unit Health Sciences
Credit points 6
((HSBH1006 AND HSBH1009) OR HSBH1012) AND (HSBH1008 OR HSBH1013)
BACH2140 or HSBH1007

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

  • LO1. Explain ethical and social issues relating to research, including ethical treatment of research participants, honest reporting of research results, and appropriate acknowledgment of information sources.
  • LO2. Describe the influence of the social context in which research is produced and in which the results of that research are applied on the research process.
  • LO3. Demonstrate knowledge of qualitative and quantitative study designs and research methods
  • LO4. Develop research questions and design and present (in written and oral form) simple research projects to answer these questions
  • LO5. Explain how evidence informs health care practice and utilise evidence appropriately through online literature searching, referencing sources

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.