Health Research Methods
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Health Science, Research Methodology
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject aims to prepare students to apply a range of appropriate research and evaluation methodologies applicable to health research across the health research continuum (bench to population health), inclusive of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. It has been designed to specifically develop research and evaluation competencies relevant to careers in health professional practice and health science research.
1. Identify research questions and the types of data required to enhance science knowledge and health outcomes.
2. Critically and systematically asses health research literature.
3. Apply knowledge of epidemiological principles and epidemiology in health research and professional practice.
4. Apply knowledge of biostatistical concepts and assumptions relevant to health research.
5. Use statistical analysis software to interrogate and analyse quantitative data.
6. Choose appropriate biostatistical techniques to analyse data.
7. Describe and critique the various study designs used in health research, including qualitative research methods.
8. Demonstrate team research competencies.
9. Demonstrate and apply research communication skills.
10. Utilise a questioning and critical approach in all aspects of health science research and professional practice.
11. Appreciate ethical research practice and principles.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.