PUB HLTH 7078 - Qualitative Research Methods In Health
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PUB HLTH 7078 - Qualitative Research Methods In Health

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3610
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week plus online activities
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: PUB HLTH 7078OL and PUB HLTH 7078UAC
Assessment: Group assessment, assignments and participation

Qualitative research is concerned with exploring how people interpret and give meaning to their everyday worlds. This type of research is central to how we come to understand population health issues, as it provides historical and socio-cultural contexts for health and illness. This course comprises an introduction to the skills to review and conduct qualitative research. Students will learn how to recognise and reflect on the strengths and limitations of different qualitative research methodologies, understand the links between theory and practice, critically assess qualitative research, and address ethical and practical issues involved in conducting qualitative research. The course takes a step-by-step approach to the design and implementation of qualitative research and includes: formulating a qualitative research question; collecting, managing, and analysing qualitative data; writing and presenting qualitative findings; conducting ethical research, including writing ethics proposal for qualitative research projects. This course provides options to participate online for students unable to attend in person.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3610 Mon 14/03/2016 Thu 31/03/2016 Fri 06/05/2016 Fri 10/06/2016

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14377 LE01 55 29 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 6pm Schulz, 308a/308b, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 6pm Schulz, 308a/308b, Teaching Room