Research and Evaluation in International Health - 2017

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Unit summary

INH150

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Analysis of a research paper (30%) , Assignment 2 - Analysis of questionaire (30%) - Learn more

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Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

This unit covers the theory and practice of qualitative and quantitative research processes and the complementary use of these methods in applied research and evaluation practices. Various qualitative and quantitative research methods and issues that contribute to credible evidence will be discussed. Ethical considerations of conducting research in developing countries and vulnerable communities will also be addressed.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically appraise the design, applicability and utility of research studies to diverse community or clinical settings
  2. assess factors affecting credibility of data and explain the limitations of research paradigms
  3. critically appraise a questionnaire in terms of appropriateness of design for the intended respondents
  4. identify and apply ethical and practical considerations in conducting health research in developing countries and vulnerable communities
  5. recommend and justify the most appropriate research approach to evaluate a health problem, for a specific community.
  • Assignment 1 — Analysis of a research paper (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Analysis of questionaire (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Designing a research project (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Health research: an introduction to qualitative and quantitative paradigms and ethical considerations
2Research design and methodologies
3Strengths and limitations in research
4Qualitative data collection
5Quantitative data collection
6Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
7Evaluation
8Doing health research in a developing country: ethical and practical considerations

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