- Code HLTH1002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Health Science
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course introduces students to how research is conducted across a range of health disciplines with a specific focus on the development of answerable research questions and appropriate research designs that enable answering of those questions. Students will build a capacity to develop a structured and systematic approach to problem analysis as well as developing greater understanding of the fundamentals of research methods in health science. Students will be introduced to a range of skills required to develop research protocols. This will include development of capacity to engage in a structured and systematic approach to problem analysis, development of answerable research questions using reviews of the literature and the ability to determine the applicability of appropriate exploratory and explanatory models of research design (quantitative, qualitative and mixed method). Students will be introduced to the basics of study design including sampling strategies, data collection and analysis methods and the role of ethics in research planning and implementation. In addition, the value and limitations of research results as evidence will be explored.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the different research traditions used in disciplines associated with health research;
- Analyse a health problem and develop an answerable research question by conducting an appropriate literature search to identify gaps in current knowledge;
- Develop a research protocol by applying appropriate sampling, data collection and analysis strategies;
- Describe and recognise ethical dilemmas associated with planning and executing morally responsible research.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Lit review and research question 25% (LO 1,2,4)
- Tutorial exercise 20% (LO 1-4)
- Research protocol 25% (LO 1-4)
- Examination 30% (LO 1-4)
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Workload2 hours of face-to-face lectures and 2 hours of face-to-face tutorials
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9271||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|