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PUB HLTH 4278 - Qualitative Research Methods In Health

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Only available to students enrolled in BHlthMedSc(Hons)
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Group assessment and assignments

Qualitative research is concerned with exploring how people interpret and give meaning to their everyday worlds. This type of research is central to how we come to understand population health issues, as it provides historical and socio-cultural contexts for health and illness. This course comprises an introduction to the skills to review and conduct qualitative research. Students will learn how to recognise and reflect on the strengths and limitations of different qualitative research methodologies, understand the links between theory and practice, critically assess qualitative research, and address ethical and practical issues involved in conducting qualitative research. The course takes a step-by-step approach to the design and implementation of qualitative research and includes: formulating a qualitative research question; collecting, managing, and analysing qualitative data; writing and presenting qualitative findings; conducting ethical research, including writing ethics proposal for qualitative research projects.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14346 WR01 5 4 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
14498 WR02 10 10 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class