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HBS108 - Health Information and Data

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Enrolment modes:(Online)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2: A Nevill (B), Trimester 3: J Garrard (B)

Contact hours: This unit is offered as a wholly online unit in Deakin Studies Online (DSO).
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit is intended to provide first year undergraduate students from all Schools across the Faculty of Health with the basic skills necessary to be consumers and ultimately providers of health research information. The unit comprises ten topics, covering: measuring health and disease in populations, introduction to qualitative research, study design, obtaining online health information, evaluating popular health claims, introduction to quantitative research, evidence based practice including critical appraisal.

Assessment

Online topic tests 25%, assignment (mid-trimester) 25%, examination (2 hours) 50%

Recommended texts

Liamputtong P (ed.) (2010). Research Methods in Health – foundations for evidence-based practice, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2587$2675

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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