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TM5524 - Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners

[Not offered in 2023]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

This subject focuses on a comprehensive introduction to qualitative inquiry in public health. It is designed for novices and students who want an advanced-level introduction to the field. Through lectures, readings and in-class practicals,students will engage in learning about i) the role and application of qualitative research in public health; ii) methods of qualitative data collection, analysis and sampling; iii) researching with vulnerable populations; iv) designing a qualitative study; and v) ethical considerations of qualitative inquiry, in the context of public health research.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically examine the use of qualitative research methods in public health issues;
  • recognise and describe some of the major theoretical perspectives which inform qualitative research;
  • identify the major research methods used for sampling and data collection in qualitative research, including the advantages and disadvantages of each;
  • demonstrate capacity to appropriately collect, analyse and report on qualitative data;
  • identify appropriate qualitative approaches to researching with marginalised, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including Indigenous Australians;
  • design a qualitative research study and compose an ethics application to a public health issue for a nominated research project;
  • conduct a qualitative study as part of a stand-alone project, or as part of a mixed methods project.

Subject Assessment

    TM5601 HS5102

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