Public Health Research Methods

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public Health Research Methods

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    2214MED Public Health Research Methods is a second year course. It is assumed participants will have completed first year courses.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course introduces the process of scientific enquiry and the application of appropriate research methods to address questions relevant to public health. It equips students with the basic knowledge and skills required to critically appraise and practise health research
    Course Introduction
    The purpose of this course is to assist participants to develop their knowledge and skills in the process and methods of research commonly used in the practice of Public Health and other allied health professions. The course rationale is that an understanding and skills in designing and conducting research are essential for health researchers and practitioners for the conduct of evidence based practice. The course covers the process of research, quantitative and qualitative methods, how to develop a research proposal and final report, and the ethical aspects associated with research.
    Course Aims
    The purpose of this course is to assist participants to develop their knowledge and skills in the process and methods of research commonly used in the practice of Public Health and allied health professsions.
    The course rationale is that an understanding and skills in designing and conducting research are essential for health researchers and practitioners for the conduct of evidence based practice. The course covers the process of research, quantitative and qualitative methods, how to develop a research proposal and final report, and the ethical aspects associated with research.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Understand and apply basic principles of working in teams
    2 Reflect on transferable skills learnt in the course and include in your ePortfolio
    3 Demonstrate the ability to identify, describe, and collate relevant literature
    4 Describe and recognise a range of qualitative and quantitative research approaches and methods
    5 Understand and address ethical considerations
    6 Analyse both quantitative and qualitative data
    7 Write a research report effectively communicating the research process and findings
    2.3. Graduate Attributes

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Log of Learning Activities
    Group work documents

    15%/15

    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Literature review and research rationale

    35%/35

    Assignment - Research-based Assignment
    Final research report

    50%/50

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.