Courses & Units

Health Research Methods CAM720

Hobart

Introduction

This unit equips students with an understanding of the research methods used in health services in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the links between the two.  Students learn how to search for and critically appraise published research in order to design future research projects, and make evidence based decisions to improve practice in clinical settings. Through the course of the semester, students explore and apply the skills required to produce a research proposal. These steps include formulating a research question, interrogating background literature, selecting an appropriate research design, ensuring ethical research conduct, and planning the practical requirements that enable the project to succeed.

Summary

Unit name Health Research Methods
Unit code CAM720
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Dr Rosie Nash

Teaching staff

Dr Rosie Nash

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061399 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,525.0

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online and face-to-face (blended delivery) Hobart.

Assessment

Ass 1. Critical Appraisal (written assignment, 750 words) (20%)

Ass 2. Literature Search (written assignment, 1500 words) (35%)

Ass 3. Project Proposal/Ethics Application (written assignment, 2500 words) (35%)

Ass.4. Discussion Posts (written assignment, 7 posts specific to module content) (10%).

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Textbooks

Required

Liamputtong, P. Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice (2013 Oxford University Press)

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

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