HSH725 - Research Literacy for Health Practice


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Incompatible with:

HBS400/401, HBS701

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus
  • Class material posted on CloudDeakin
  • 5 x 2 hour on campus seminars per trimester
Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

  • Class material posted on CloudDeakin
  • 5 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester

*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

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