- Code CHMD8004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Medicine, Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Anna Olsen
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course provides the student with the principles of qualitative approaches to health research. A core component of this course is training in analytic thinking as it is applied to qualitative methodologies and health research more generally. Students will acquire knowledge in the foundations of qualitative research as well as practical qualitative methods, such as interviews, observation, document analysis and focus groups. Students will be expected to participate in exercises designed to enhance skills and techniques throughout the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the qualitative approach in health research;
- Evaluate qualitative and mixed methods research;
- Understand the relationship between research design and research methods;
- Conduct their own qualitative research;
- Develop a detailed qualitative research proposal.
- Attendance and participation in seminars: 5%(off campus student to make forum posts in lieu of seminar participation) (5) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research journal: 15% (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Interview: 30% (30) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Research proposal: 50% (50) [LO 1,3,4,5]
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Each week students are expected to commit 10 hours to this course (totalling 130 hours over the course). This will consist of:
- 3 contact hours for face-to-face classes per week. The class time will be dedicated to lectures, activities, discussion and preparation for assignments.
- Approximately 94 hours (8 hours per week) of reading or other study to prepare for weekly sessions and assessments.
To be determined
Assumed KnowledgeThere is no assumed knowledge for this course.
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- 6 units
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