Research Methods in Health (HSBH3006)


The aim of this unit is to provide a foundation for critical appraisal of techniques used in health research. The major quantitative and qualitative techniques appropriate for analysing research data in an evidence-based practice environment will be studied. The focus of this unit will be on research methodology that promotes the integration of health-relevant disciplinary perspectives.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


Class participation (10%), in class test (15%), report 1000wd (15%), end semester exam (60%).


Portney, LG & Watkins, MP /Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice/3rd ed/2009/ -- Babbie, E/The Practice of Social Research/11th ed/2007/0-495-09325-4/

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Unit of study rules


HSBH1006 and HSBH1007 and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009


BACH4043 or BACH4055 or BACH5253

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