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Unit details

HSH319 - Population Health: A Research Perspective

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Melissa Graham

Prerequisite:

HSH205

Contact hours:

Mixed cloud (online) and face to face, equivalent to 4 hours per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit focuses on the common research methods used in population health reinforcing and building upon what students have gained from previous units such as HBS108 Health Information and Data and HSH205 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the principles and practices of research in public health and health promotion with a focus on current population health issues using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. The unit is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills required to conduct research which addresses population health questions including the development and expression of research aims, questions and hypotheses; the application of appropriate research methods specific to research questions; and the different ways of collecting data in various research settings. Students will learn and apply practical skills in the conduct of population health research in areas such as sampling; the design and conduct of qualitative studies including questionnaire design and piloting; and conducting qualitative studies including interview and focus group discussions, transcription and analysis of qualitative data.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 word equivalent) 50%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 word equivalent) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2898$2996

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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