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Research Methods for Public Health

Undergraduate | USA-HLTH1058 | 2024

Learn why evidence forms the backbone of public health. Discover strategies for communicating research to policy makers so that you can see your ideas take flight. Consider how policies are developed through evidence. Create interventions. 

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24 Mar 2024
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No prior study
10 weeks
Start dates
1 Apr 2024,
16 Sept 2024

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Research Methods for Public Health

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Describe the principles, philosophies and processes which underpin evidence-based practice and its importance in public health.
    2. Explain key principles of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms, designs, methodologies and methods
    3. Apply evidence-based practice principles using established frameworks and tools to commonly encountered public health issues.
    4. Evaluate research evidence, derived from relevant public health issues, using established tools.
    5. Explain how evidence can be effectively translated into practice and policy for public health. 

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0.125 EFTSL
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