|SCU Online||Study Period 1||Study Period 1|
Introduces students to the major philosophical perspectives of health research. Key methodologies and methods are examined. Students familiarise themselves with practical aspects of doing rigorous health research. Techniques required to initiate a research project and write a proposal are explored.
Topic 1: Introduction to health research and methodological perspectives
Topic 2: Research problems, questions and the literature
Topic 3: Selecting an appropriate research methodology and design
Topic 4: Research project planning
Topic 5: Methods of data collection
Topic 6: Methods of data analysis and interpretation
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the main health research philosophical perspectives and methodologies including their assumptions and practical applications||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||frame a problem statement and formulate different types of research questions able to be addressed by different methodologies||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||find and critique relevant research literature to justify further research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the strengths and limitations of various methods and techniques including those that maximise validity and reliability in research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||construct an argument to justify one research approach to a problem in comparison to a different research approach to the same problem||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 1
- Liamputtong, P. (Ed.), 2017, Research methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780190304300 (paperback), ISBN: 9780190304317 (electronic book).
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning (6 Wks)|
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