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HPER12-101: Health Research Methods


This subject aims to prepare students to apply a range of appropriate research and evaluation methodologies applicable to health research across the health research continuum (bench to population health), inclusive of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. It has been designed to specifically develop research and evaluation competencies relevant to careers in health professional practice and health science research.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Identify research questions and the types of data required to enhance science knowledge and health outcomes.
2. Critically and systematically asses health research literature.
3. Apply knowledge of epidemiological principles and epidemiology in health research and professional practice.
4. Apply knowledge of biostatistical concepts and assumptions relevant to health research.
5. Use statistical analysis software to interrogate and analyse quantitative data.
6. Choose appropriate biostatistical techniques to analyse data.
7. Describe and critique the various study designs used in health research, including qualitative research methods.
8. Demonstrate team research competencies.
9. Demonstrate and apply research communication skills.
10. Utilise a questioning and critical approach in all aspects of health science research and professional practice.
11. Appreciate ethical research practice and principles.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018