Research Methods for Health Sciences (BACH2140)


This unit of study introduces students to key research concepts in health, and to the major approaches to designing and evaluating basic and applied research in a health setting. Qualitative and quantitative methods are introduced, and practical ways of applying each method to a range of research topics are discussed. Students are exposed to the types of research which inform practice in a range of health areas, using actual research as practical examples. Current issues in a range of health disciplines will be investigated.

Further unit of study information


2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/fortnight


Individual written report (20%), group written report (20%), 90 min end of semester exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.