Subject details

  • Topics
    • Literature review
    • Project rationale and value
    • Project design
    • Objectives and/or hypothesis
    • Detailed methodology
    • Design of data collection instruments
    • Methods of data analyses
    • Ethics consideration where relevant
    • Detailed timetable
    • Research budget as appropriate
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. critically appraise the literature to identify issues in an area related to international health, nursing, midwifery or paramedicine
  2. formulate appropriate research question(s) and objectives and/or hypotheses
  3. plan and construct appropriate methodologies to investigate the research question in an area relevant to international health, nursing, midwifery or paramedicine
  4. appraise the ethical implications of conducting research in different health and cultural settings
  5. compose a detailed research proposal of a standard deemed adequate at the postgraduate degreework master level.
  • Assignment 1 - Research statement (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Research proposal (85%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

The work for this subject entails compiling a detailed research proposal including a literature review, study design, objectives and or hypotheses, detailed research methodology and instruments for data gathering, methods of data analyses, research ethics, detailed timetable and research budget.

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