• Offered by ANU Medical School
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Health, Medicine and the Body, Medicine
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Graham Fordham
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings
 

This course provides the student with the principles of qualitative research methods for anthropological fieldwork as well as for applied interdisciplinary health research. A core component of this subject is training in analytic thinking and in the development of a research proposal. Students will acquire knowledge in qualitative methods, such as participant observation, taking field notes, field-diary writing, in-depth interviews and focus groups. Students will be expected to participate in exercises designed to enhance skills and techniques throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

 On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
  • Conduct their own qualitative research;
  • Design and conduct qualitative research in an interdisciplinary research team;
  • Evaluate the relationship between research design and research methods;
  • Solve problems in research practice;
  • Develop a detailed research proposal.

Indicative Assessment

Attendance and participation in seminars: 5%(off campus student to make forum posts in lieu of seminar participation)

Research journal: 15%

Research proposal: 50%

Interview: 30% 

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Assumed Knowledge

There is no assumed knowledge for this course.


Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2029 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1970 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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