Applied Health Research Methods: From Research to Practice
Learn how to tackle health-related problems. Gain the confidence to recommend improvements to practice. Weigh-up the pros and cons of methodological approaches. Show your newfound knowledge by developing your own research proposal.
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On successful completion of the subject you will be able to:
- communicate the importance of the evidence-based practice (EBP) movement in relation to the current and future practice of health professionals.
- review and critique a range of peer reviewed literature on a subject related to your area of practice.
- compare and contrast the major approaches used in qualitative and quantitative research and discuss the utility of these approaches.
- identify, examine and evaluate appropriate research methods for the investigation of particular research questions and their applicability in health research.
- establish the ethical implications of, and processes in, undertaking human research including the protection of vulnerable participants in health research.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Enrolment in a graduate degree.
No additional requirements
This subject examines the qualitative and quantitative health research methods available to the researcher seeking to answer health-related questions and recommend changes to improve/support practice. Students will critique research examples in order to evaluate the various methodological approaches and their relative strengths and limitations. Focus will be on the efficacy of evidence-based research for health care and the forces that facilitate or limit its application. Students will develop a research proposal to answer a defined research question.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
The assessment component of this subject includes a Literature Review (50%) and an Essay(50%). These assessments allow students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills and application of theoretical concepts learned within the modules. Written feedback in addition to marking rubrics are provided for the written assessments to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes.
- Literature Review (50%)
- Essay (50%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 29 Oct 21
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