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HS2402 - Health Professional Research 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 17-Mar-2011
Non-standard start/end 31-Jan-2011 to 29-Apr-2011
Face to face teaching 31-Jan-2011 to 11-Feb-2011 (The 2 week block includes Saturday 6 February as a lecturing day.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Petra Buettner
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Ms Julie Parison, Assoc. Professor Petra Buettner, Professor Reinhold Muller.
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 (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 17-Mar-2011
Non-standard start/end 31-Jan-2011 to 29-Apr-2011
Face to face teaching 31-Jan-2011 to 11-Feb-2011 (The 2 week block includes Saturday 6 February as a lecturing day.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Petra Buettner
Lecturers: Dr Felicity Croker, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Reinhold Muller.
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 (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (30%).
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.