ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE5AQR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to provide students with advanced skills to independently apply relevant qualitative methods for a research thesis within the broad field of public health based on critical reflection. The student will be provided with in-depth insights into selected qualitative research methods relevant for the field of study and thereby learn to understand, select, apply and critically reflect upon selected qualitative methods in relation to data collection, data analyses and data presentation at an advanced level. In order to reach the above aims the student will acquire the following: Knowledge of data collection methods and how they relate to qualitative data analysis, different methods for qualitative data analysis and critical reflection about qualitative methods. Skills in applying relevant qualitative methods, conducting an advanced qualitative data analysis, critically assessing relationships between data collection, data analysis and data presentation.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE5QMH

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Qualitative Methods in Public Health : A Field Guide for Applied Field Guide for Applied

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTolley et al.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeEdition 2

PublisherWiley & Sons

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Qualitative Analysis

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEzzy, D.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTaylor & Francis

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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. Understand and be able to argue for the value of qualitative health research.
02. Design a study using qualitative research methodology.
03. Develop and apply skills in the collection, coding and analysis of qualitative data.
04. Synthesise qualitative data and communicate the findings of qualitative health research.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One written piece - data collection (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

One written piece - analysis (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

One written piece - reporting of data (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

One commentary piece on the importance of the topic chosen for the thesis (2,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One field reflection (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One written piece - data collection (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

One written piece - analysis (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

One written piece - reporting of data (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

One commentary piece on the importance of the topic chosen for the thesis (2,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One field reflection (750-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3