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Research Methods in Health Management BAA722


This unit allows students to develop the methodological framework and tools by which to undertake a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will conceptualise and prepare their project applying the values and principles of research integrity, considering risk, benefit and consent issues. Students will gain the skills to appraise the application and matching of methods to research questions. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.


Unit name Research Methods in Health Management
Unit code BAA722
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Coordinator Doctor Nazlee Siddiqui
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • critique the process of systematic and ethical research.
  • compare and contrast the robustness of different research methods.
  • determine and justify the most appropriate research methods for addressing an organisational issue.
  • evaluate critical aspects of ethical research.
  • assemble the capacity and skills to undertake ethical research.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



AssessmentResearch Scope Report (40%)|Research Protocol and Ethics Report (60%)
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There is no prescribed text for this unit. The learning materials of the unit will be drawn from publications, journal articles and other credible sources/websites . You will be able to access the learning materials through the Learning Hub section of the MyLO unit.


Students are encouraged to regularly review articles available in the unit on MyLO. Students are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights can be derived. In particular, students are encouraged to review the relevant papers that are published in:

(i) Health service management journals such as:

  • BMJ journals such as The BMJ, BMJ Quality & Safety, and BMJ Open.
  • BMC-series journals such as BMC Health Services Research, and BMC Public Health.
  • International Journal for Quality in Health Care
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Care Management Review
  • Journal of Health, Organization and Management

(ii) Health information management journals such as:

  • Health Information Management Journal
  • Health Information Management - Interchange
  • Perspective in Health Information Management
  • Journal of the American of Medical Informatics Association
  • Journal of Medical Systems
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • International Journal of Medical Informatics

(iii) Methodology-related journals such as:

  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
  • Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology You can also find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions from the following:
  • Creswell, JW 2014, Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches, 4th edn, SAGE publication, California.
  • SAGE Research Methods (
  • EQUATOR – Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (
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