Available in 2021
Course code

OHSE6090

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is designed for students to develop advanced research knowledge and skills in health-related research methods and concepts. The course will explore epidemiology, human research ethics, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Students will develop both knowledge and skills in qualitative and quantitative research and learn how to critique both methodologies.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Define epidemiology in the context of occupational health and safety research.

2. Explain and describe commonly used terms in epidemiology.

3. Identify and compare the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

4. Analyse and evaluate the appropriateness of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and research design ideas.

5. Critically appraise qualitative and/or quantitative research in an area of occupational health and safety practice.

6. Apply knowledge of research ethics principles.

7. Identify and describe effective methods of presenting and communicating research through a variety of platforms.


Content

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research EthicsĀ 
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Presenting and Communicating Research

Requisite

Pre-requisite - successful completion of OHSE6010, OHSE6050, LEGL6004 and OHSE6020


Assessment items

In Term Test: Online Test 1 - 20%

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 1 - 30%

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 2 - 35%

Online Learning Activity: Self-Assessment and Peer Review - 15%


Contact hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.

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