APPLIED HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE2AHR

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with key frameworks for identifying sound qualitative and quantitative health and public health research, and identifying and understanding research designs in the published literature that provides evidence for clinical and public health practice. Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to identify commonly used quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research designs. They will be able to undertake a basic critical review of research reports and published papers. Students will be able to critique research reported in mainstream media and develop practice-related questions that can be addressed using existing published research.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Canty

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If student is enrolled in HZHSID Health Sci/Intl Dev or HZHSB Health Sci/Bus, AZAHS Arts/Health Sci or HZHHIM exempt from pre-requisite. If student is enrolled in HBHS or HBHSB B Health Sci must have passed HLT2IEP or equivalent (with subject coordinator's approval)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBasic epidemiologyRecommendedBeaglehole R, Bonita R, Kjellstrom T 2002WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, GENEVA
ReadingsHandbook of public health methodsRecommendedKerr C, Taylor R, Heard G. 1998MCGRAW HILL, SYDNEY
ReadingsIntro to Research: understanding and applying multiple strategiesRecommendedGitlin L N 2005ELSEVIER MOSBY
ReadingsSocial Research 3rd EdRecommendedSarantakos S 2005PALGRAVE BASINGSTOKE, UK

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Dickson-Swift

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour workshop per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1,250-word written assignment30
1,400-word written assignment35
1.5-hour exam.35

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Canty

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorial: Tutorial classes are only for students enrolled in these Course Codes: HBHS, HZHSID, HZHSB & AZAHS."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop: Workshop classes are only for students enrolled in Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management (HZMCHM) & Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Information Management (HZHHIM)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1,250-word written assignment30
1,400-word written assignment35
1.5-hour exam.35