RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH 4

PHE4RMH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the skills involved in planning and conducting a research project. In this subject students develop more advanced knowledge about a range of quantitative and qualitative research approaches directly applicable to research and evaluation in the health sciences as preparation for an honours thesis. Students are introduced to the research cycle and ways to approach a health research problem. This includes: appraising the research literature; developing research questions; determining appropriate study designs and data collection methods; justifying approaches to data collection, analysis and interpretation.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment. New semester instance in semester 2 restricted to Paramedicine students

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

How to write health science papers, dissertations and theses

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorThomas, S

Year2000

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PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH

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Research Methods in Health: foundations for evidence based practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong, P

Year2010

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PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

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Qualitative research methods

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong, P

Year2009

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

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Introduction to research in the health sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPolgar, S and Thomas, S

Year2008

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop a research plan appropriate to your research question.
02. Critique and synthesise research literature.
03. Understand the role of different research approaches.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Mnatzaganian

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 43 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 33
Six 5.50 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
Held over two weeks block teaching (weeks 32 and 33) due to paramedicine clinical placement requirements

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Plan for literature review approximately (600 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3
Appraisal and synthesis of at least two research papers (1400 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2
Outline of methodology and research methods (2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 19 - 19
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 16
Six 6.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two workshops per week for W10, W11, W12

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Plan for literature review approximately (600 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3
Appraisal and synthesis of at least two research papers (1400 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2
Outline of methodology and research methods (2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO3