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HPER12-101: Health Research Methods


This subject aims to develop students’ foundational skills in the identification, critical analysis and, application of research relevant to the health-related research continuum (laboratory bench, human performance, injury prevention/rehabilitation and population health), inclusive of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. This subject has been designed to specifically develop research and research appraisal competencies relevant to careers in health-related professional practice and health and/or sport science research.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the primary types, applications, and limitations of a variety of qualitative and quantitative research study designs. 2. Use relevant databases to search and access peer-reviewed scientific literature to identify relevant information. 3. Critically appraise research methods and reports, including statistical results. 4. Clearly articulate and cite the research of others appropriately in written and oral communication. 5. Select and conduct appropriate data analyses relevant to a research question. 6. Demonstrate awareness of ethical research practice and principles.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022