HS5102 - Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care
Research, the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Program (PMHTM, Dip PHTM, PGradDipPHTM),
the Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the MSc (Public Health
and Tropical Medicine), Health Professional Education programs and other courses by
arrangement with the Head of the School.
Qualitative research methods are playing an increasingly important role in health
research and, indirectly, in health policy and programs. This subject will introduce
students to doing qualitative research, both as a stand-alone approach and as a complement
to quantitative research. Topics covered will include: theoretical and conceptual
foundations of qualitative research; designing qualitative research; ethical issues
in conducting qualitative research; main approaches to gathering data; interviewing
skills; principles of qualitative data analysis; computer-assisted qualitative data
analysis; writing up qualitative research and appraising qualitative research. This
subject will also explore participatory action research and mixed method approaches.
- Design a qualitative research project, or incorporate qualitative methods into a mixed-methods
- Describe the distinguishing characteristics of different qualitative methodologies
and apply these to a research project;
- Employ a range of qualitative data collection and analysis methods and write up and
present qualitative research data for publication.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 23-Mar-2017
||Dr Robyn Preston, Dr Robin Ray
||Dr Robin Ray, Dr Robyn Preston.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||assignments (20%); conduct an interview and analyse the data 30% due week 12 (30%); develop a qualitative research proposal 50% due week 13 (50%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Satisfactory completion of all assessment items and Contribution to the Discussion
Board is a hurdle requirement.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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