On Campus 1 x 2-hour workshop fortnightly 9 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
Distance Online 6 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester 9 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
Enrolment not permitted
HLTH3001 has been successfully completed
Knowledge of theoretical approaches that affect health.
This topic will introduce students to the relevance and implications of qualitative research to investigate contemporary and emerging social health issues. It will equip students to evaluate and justify the use of qualitative forms of research that comprise best evidence-based practice.
This topic aims to:
Develop and apply knowledge of the value, purpose and quality of qualitative social health research
Promote skills in the critical evaluation of qualitative research relating to health issues and experiences, to ensure high quality evidence-based practice.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:
Demonstrate innovative thinking relating to social health research and its use-value
Apply appropriate qualitative epistemologies and methodologies to a social health research question
Identify the practical applications of qualitative research methods to social health issues
Articulate the theoretical aspects underpinning qualitative research and address issues of validity of interpretations and generalisability of findings
Critically appraise qualitative health research
Demonstrate the value of health research in practice, using examples from social research such as: needs assessment and quality improvement for community development; policy evaluation, critical discourse analysis and understanding lay health knowledge.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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