The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

OHSE6090

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Introduces research aspects of occupational health and safety. This course will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in health-related research methods and concepts. The course will explore epidemiology, human research ethics, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students will analyse and critique both qualitative and quantitative published research.


Availability

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 .

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 issues.

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

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

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 ethics
  • Critical appraisal
  • Presenting and communicating research

Requisite

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


Assessment items

In Term Test: Online Test

Written Assignment: Qualitative Critical Appraisal

Written Assignment: Quantitative Critical Appraisal

Online Learning Activity: Group Discussion


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.