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HSH725 - Research Literacy for Health Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Shane McIver


A minimum of four level 7 units



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): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*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. Research for health practice: evidence based practice and critical appraisal
2. Ethical principles
3. Quantitative research: principles, techniques and critique
4. Qualitative research: principles, techniques and critique
5. Indigenous and alternative research designs


Assessment task 1: Part A: Evidence based practice for health practitioners (1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Part B: Ethics in research case studies (1500 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Critical appraisal (2500 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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