HLSC641 - Introduction to Health Sciences Research

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Health sciences research underpins the generation and translation of new knowledge into health policy and practice. This unit addresses the scope of health–related research and the range of research methods available to undertake research in the health professions. As an introductory level unit, it will outline the diverse approaches that can be taken in qualitative and quantitative research design. The steps in developing health–related research questions, selecting appropriate research methods for those questions and identifying, appraising and synthesising existing research findings underpinning those questions will be examined. This unit aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop the skills to critically assess the quality of health science research.