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HSH725 - Research Literacy for Health Practice

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Shane McIver

Trimester 3: Fiona Andrews



Incompatible with:

HBS400/401, HBS701

Contact hours:

Campus: 5 x 2 hour campus seminars and 5 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester. Class material posted on CloudDeakin.

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities and  6 x 2 hour online seminars.


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit has been designed specifically for students enrolled in H615 Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, H703 Master of Social Work, H759 Master of Health Promotion, H756 Master of Health and Human Services Management and H757 Master of Public Health. The focus is on the development of skills in critical thinking and research methods in public health practice.


The unit consists of 5 sections, as follows:

  1. Introduction to research for health practice
  2. Evidence based practice and critical appraisal
  3. Quantitative research: principles, techniques and critique
  4. Qualitative research: principles, techniques and critique
  5. Ethical principles


Assessment task 1: Essay (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Critical Appraisal (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Online (Cloud) test (20 questions): 20%

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