University of Technology Sydney

96102 Research Methods in Genetic Counselling

6cp; block attendance (professional skills week); 2hpw ('live and online' workshop, teaching weeks 1–8, 9–14)
Requisite(s): 96104c Communication and Counselling AND 96103c Medical Genetics and Genomics in Practice AND 96105c Clinical and Community Placement 1
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Research evidence underpins all healthcare practice. An appreciation of research methods is essential for critically appraising, synthesising, selecting and applying research findings, recruiting patients to clinical research studies, explaining research findings and conducting research. Students are introduced to the philosophy, principles and practice of research, drawing on key texts and considering different theories and methodologies. The subject focuses in detail on inductive (qualitative) and deductive (quantitative) and mixed methods theories, approaches and designs and systematic literature reviews. Students are taught critical appraisal throughout the subject.

This subject underpins later work in the students’ research projects (96108 and 96114) and in 96109 Research Issues in Genetic Counselling. It is facilitated by researchers with qualitative and quantitative research experience and expertise. Reflection, ethics and integrity are fundamental to the practice of research and an important component of this subject.

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Autumn session, City campus

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