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HS2402 - Health Professional Research 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to all 2nd year students enrolled in health science programs.

This subject introduces undergraduate students to practical and theoretical issues arising in qualitative and quantitative research in Health Sciences. The students will become familiar with basic methods of biostatistics and concepts of research methods. Topics covered include univariate and bivariate statistical analysis, design of a questionnaire, the structure of health research, descriptive and analytical epidemiology, bias and aspects of validity, interviewing techniques, focus group work, reading and writing of health publications.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, explain and apply basic qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in health sciences;
  • assess and synthesise published information from a range of sources and apply it in scientific communication;
  • work collaboratively, cooperatively and ethically within a multidiscipline team in the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of an identified health research question.
Prerequisites: At least 18 credit points of level one subjects

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 04-Feb-2019 to 15-Feb-2019
Coordinator: Ms Julie Parison, Dr Iyke Emeto, Dr Daniel Lindsay
Lecturers: Ms Julie Parison, Miss Nicole Bates, Dr Iyke Emeto, Dr Daniel Lindsay, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours on-campus > Lectures - 3 hours per day for the two weeks
  • 30 hours on-campus > Practicals - 4 hours per day for the two weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); quiz 1 & 2 (open book) (20%); assignments (45%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 04-Feb-2019 to 15-Feb-2019
Coordinator: Ms Julie Parison, Dr Iyke Emeto, Dr Daniel Lindsay
Lecturers: Ms Julie Parison, Miss Nicole Bates, Dr Iyke Emeto, Dr Daniel Lindsay, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours on-campus > Lectures - 3 hours per day for the two week block
  • 30 hours on-campus > Practicals - 4 hours per day for the two week block
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: other exams (35%); quiz 1 & 2 (open book) (20%); assignments (45%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.