QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH

PHE5QRM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students cover issues involved in developing and refining research questions, selecting and developing research designs and analysing of quantitative data relevant to the health sciences. A variety of appropriate designs and analytical techniques, commonly employed in health research, will be examined and critically appraised, with emphasis on the interpretation and discussion of results.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student enrolled in one of the following course codes HMPHC, HZPHID, HMG, HMHS, HMASCR or HZPHHA must pass all first year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch methods in health: investigating health and health servicesRecommendedBowling, A 1997OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, BUCKINGHAM

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City, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture
One 6.5 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one literature review60
one oral presentation20
one short data analysis assignment20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture
One 5.0 days lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one literature review60
one oral presentation20
one short data analysis assignment20