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HS2402 - Health Professional Research 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

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 health.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Non-standard start/end 02-Feb-2015 to 01-May-2015
Face to face teaching 02-Feb-2015 to 13-Feb-2015 (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>, Dr Iyke Emeto, 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 26-Mar-2015
Non-standard start/end 02-Feb-2015 to 01-May-2015
Face to face teaching 02-Feb-2015 to 13-Feb-2015 (The 2 week block includes Saturday 9 February as a lecturing day.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Iyke Emeto, 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.

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