hlt4qrm quant rsch meths in hlth




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject complements and extends learning from introductory research methods subjects. It investigates, in further detail, the quantitative methods commonly used in health research. You will examine a range of quantitative study designs to develop skills in critical appraisal of quantitative research and skills that will prepare you for designing, conducting and analysing quantitative research in future studies and professional activities. You will examine basic statistics including, descriptive and inferential statistics, and become familiar with statistical analysis packages to analyse a set of quantitative data. No prior statistical knowledge is required. This subject will be delivered using a range of online learning activities complemented by face-to-face workshops.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeg Morris

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites PHE5RMA or PHE4RMH

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch methods in health: foundations for evidence based practice.RecommendedLiamputtong, P 20122ND EDN, OXFORD UNI PRESS, MELBOURNE.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeg Morris

Class requirements

One 4.0 hours seminar per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"Oral presentations seminar."

One 5.0 days workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"A five-day face-to-face workshop (approximately five hours per day)."


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word data analysis and interpretation project and 5-minute oral presentation.30
One 1,500-word research protocol design.30
One 2,000-word critical appraisal portfolio.Critiques of two published papers.40