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PUB HLTH 7078 - Qualitative Research Methods In Health

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
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: NURSING 7002HO, PUB HLTH 7078OL
Assessment: Group assessment and assignments

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.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14075 WR02 60 42 1 Mar - 5 Apr Monday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 7 Jun Monday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is delivered entirely online.
15376 WR01 60 50 1 Mar - 5 Apr Monday 3pm - 5pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Monday 3pm - 5pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room