The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
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 a research study proposal which will include details of a planned research study, study objectives, details of and justification for methodology, data collection, data analysis techniques and how the research will be written up. This research proposal will provide all the information on how to conduct the study.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2020

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 and explain commonly used terms.

2. Compare and critique the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and research designs.

3. Evaluate literature, identify a gap(s) to develop a credible research question.

4. Apply knowledge of research ethics, principles and processes to a research proposal.

5. Plan, design and/or present a research proposal in health and safety / injury management in an appropriate format.


Content

 

•       Introduction to Epidemiology

•       Critical Appraisal of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods 

•       Research Ethics

•       Research Planning

•       Presenting and Communicating Research


Requisite

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


Assessment items

In Term Test: Online Test 1

In Term Test: Online Test 2

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 1

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 2


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.