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Understanding Health Informatics Research CRH606



Provides students with the ability to use health informatics research in their professional environment. The unit explores theoretical approaches to and practical applications of research. This includes an exploration of the influence of the traditional, constructivist and critical paradigms on health informatics research. Examples of published research are dissected into key components (including introduction, literature review, methodology and methods, results and discussion) and analysed in the context of professional practice. While the unit focuses on seeking out and critically evaluating published health informatics research, it does not require students to plan and implement research. The unit provides a foundation for CRH607 Health Informatics Research Methods.


Unit name Understanding Health Informatics Research
Unit code CRH606
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Teaching staff

Helen Almond

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

flexible delivery via Internet or CD; self-directed tasks and activities


Continuous assessment by assignment/course work. Assignment 1 (1500 words) 20%, Assignment 2 (2500 words) 40%, Assignment 3 (2500 words) 40%

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