This unit will identify and examine some of the principal qualitative methods used in dementia care and aged care research. Students will gain a critical awareness of the nature of qualitative evidence and its role in informing quality dementia care.
This unit is available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any prerequisites.
|Unit name||Qualitative Research in Aged and Dementia Care|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
Dr Emma Lea
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Describe the role of qualitative research in expanding understandings of dementia.
- Distinguish between various qualitative methodologies and their contributions to knowledge about dementia.
- Compare the different types of knowledge and evidence obtained by using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Discuss ethical and legal considerations relevant to the conduct of qualitative research with 'vulnerable' individuals or groups.
- Reflect upon how qualitative research findings can be used to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090507|
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CAD203 and (CAD204 or CAD208)
Assessment Task 1: Discussion board posts/responses (1,000 words) (20%)
Assessment Task 2: Reflective Essay (1,500 words) (30%)
Assessment Task 3: Oral presentation (8-12mins) (20%)
Assessment Task 4: Essay (1,500 words) (30%)
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