Subject details

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

  1. compare and critically evaluate different research paradigms in public health
  2. create, implement, interpret and explain a qualitative research plan
  3. integrate qualitative research methods into a mixed methods design
  4. demonstrate skills in qualitative data collection.

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

  • CUR-MPH-GDI-2019
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2019
  • CUR-MPH-GDI-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will develop students’ skills and knowledge related to the philosophy and practice of qualitative research in public health. Students will explore the different perspectives and opportunities offered by different qualitative paradigms for public health research and apply to a public health issue. Students will explore and critique assumptions and techniques associated with different qualitative research methodologies applicable to research in public health and consider design issues, ethical considerations, qualitative data collection methods, data analysis and reporting techniques.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Case Study (25%)
  • Fieldwork report of two in-depth interviews (35%)
  • Research Report (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

postgraduate CUR-MPH-MAS-2019

Master of Public Health

  • Public Health Capstone Stream
  • Public Health Research Stream