Sydney Professional Certificate

Qualitative Health Research

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in Qualitative Health Research.

Graduates will have cognitive skills to:

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise practical and theoretical knowledge of qualitative research
  • Apply advanced qualitative methodology and methods to complex issues in health research
  • Communicate qualitative health research findings within their professional roles.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Qualitative Health Research

Sydney Professional Certificate in Qualitative Health Research

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
PUBH5505
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
PUBH5506
Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing
6      Semester 1

Qualitative Health Research

Sydney Professional Certificate in Qualitative Health Research

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
PUBH5505 Qualitative Research in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Julie Mooney-Somers Session: Semester 2 Classes: block mode: 2x2 full day workshop + 1x1 full day workshop, online mode: 12xweekly online lectures + activities Prohibitions: PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 Assessment: 1xinterviewing activity(35%); 1x2000-word essay(35%); multiple choice quizzes(20%); 12xparticipation activities(10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This unit of study introduces you to qualitative research in health, providing you with core concepts and skills. It is designed for beginners and people who want an advanced level introduction. Over the course of the unit we will address: What is qualitative research? How is it different from quantitative research? What is its history? What research problems can it address? How do I design a qualitative study? What are the different (and best) ways to generate data? How do you analyse qualitative data? Is methodology different to method? What are ontology and epistemology? What is reflexivity (and aren't qualitative researchers biased)? What are the ethical issues? What is good quality qualitative research? How can I use qualitative evidence in policy or practice? You will get practical experience and skills through carrying out an observation, participating in a focus group, conducting an interview, analysing data, arguing for qualitative research in health, and appraising the quality of published literature. You will hear from working qualitative researchers about how they use qualitative methods in their work. This unit will give you the skills and confidence to begin conducting and using qualitative research.
PUBH5506 Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Julie Mooney-Somers Session: Semester 1 Classes: bm: 5x1 full day workshops Assessment: data coding(20%), draft themes(20%), draft analysis(20%), polished results and discussion(40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This advanced unit of study extends students' practical and theoretical knowledge of qualitative research to provide advanced concepts and skills in qualitative data analysis and writing. You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research. We will explore the principles of qualitative analysis, and learn about different analytic strategies and key analytic tools. You will learn how to develop codes and themes, use memos and analytic maps, and interpret data through the process of writing. You will learn about starting writing, structuring articles, making analytic arguments, and editing your own work. Most importantly, we will consider what it means to think and write 'qualitatively'. You will analyse a portfolio of qualitative data, and produce a results and discussion section for a journal article. After completing this unit you will have increased your experience, skills and confidence in qualitative data analysis and writing.