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HSH715 - Qualitative Health Research

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

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

Lisa Hanna





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Cloud: 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week
CBD only: Seminar in block mode


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


This unit aims to introduce students to the qualitative health research. Students will explore the types of research questions that can be answered using qualitative methods. Students will develop skills in identifying researchable questions from theories, their practices and observations; designing, planning and conducting qualitative health research; and qualitative data analysis techniques. This unit is recommended for students considering conducting, evaluating or designing health research in a higher degree or workplace setting.


Assessment task 1: Collecting and analysing a qualitative data set (2000 words equivalent) 40%
Assessment task 2: Journal article (3000 words) 60%

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