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HS2402 - Health Professional Research 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to all students enrolled in health science programs.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • to understand methodology described in medical literature;
  • to perform basic statistical analysis;
  • to understand the basic concepts and uses of different qualitative and quantitative research methods in epidemiology.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 03-Feb-2014 to 02-May-2014
Face to face teaching 03-Feb-2014 to 14-Feb-2014 (The 2 week block includes Saturday 9 February as a lecturing day.)
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Ms Julie Parison, <Person not found>, Ms Melody Muscat, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 33 hours lectures - 3 hours per day including the Saturday between the two weeks
  • 33 hours practicals - 3 hours per day including the Saturday between the two weeks
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (45%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 03-Feb-2014 to 02-May-2014
Face to face teaching 03-Feb-2014 to 14-Feb-2014 (The 2 week block includes Saturday 9 February as a lecturing day.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Carla Ewels, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 33 hours lectures - 3 hours per day including the Saturday between the two weeks
  • 33 hours practicals - 3 hours per day including the Saturday between the two weeks
Assessment: other exams (55%); 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.