Health Science and Research (HSBH1007)


This unit introduces students to key research paradigms in health, and to the major approaches to designing and evaluating basic and applied research in health. Students are exposed to the types of research which inform our understanding of normal and abnormal functions of the human body and of treatment and preventative health care. Students will be engaged in the generation of new knowledge through evidence-based practice and evidence-based innovation. Current issues in health science research will be identified, with emphasis on the role of technology and e-health.

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1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


Individual written report (30%), group written report (20%), 90 min end of semester exam (50%)


Saks, M. & Allsop, J. (eds.) (2013). Researching Health: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. London: sage.

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