University of Technology Sydney

92618 Health Care Research Methodology

12cp; 8 x 1 hpw (online discussion), 8 x 1 hpw (activities, online), 10 x hpw (independent study, online)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Research subject


This subject provides an understanding and appreciation of the multiple ways through which knowledge is generated in specific relationship to the disciplines of health. Students are exposed to the breadth of research methodologies that can be employed for such knowledge generation. Emphasis is placed on relationships between research question/problem, methodology and method. Basic descriptive research methods are used as exemplars of knowledge generation. Completion of the subject enables students to critically appraise an appropriate methodology and method for their chosen area of research inquiry. In addition, the subject explores how to situate an area of inquiry within existing knowledge, proposal writing, as well as ethical and practical issues of conducting research in health.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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