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An online postgraduate unit provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, Foundations of Research Inquiry in Health introduces a range of research approaches related to health, human, social and community services. You will be provided with the knowledge, techniques and skills necessary to conduct an independent research project and to critically examine a range of research methods in terms of inclusiveness, validity, reliability and ethics.
On completion of this unit you will have developed an understanding of how research contributes to evidence-based practice, in addition to the basic elements of research design. You will also explore the role of qualitative and quantitative methods for conducting research, and the legal and ethical principles that apply. You will be expected to conduct critical evaluations of research reports and various concepts and philosophies of research, and synthesise your findings.
This unit is delivered through a range of instructional methods and learning materials. Assessment consists of two written assignments and submission of accompanying online planning documents.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed the following unit:
In this Foundations of Research Inquiry in Health unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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As a core unit of the Master of Social Work degree – also provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia – Foundations of Research Inquiry in Health helps to prepare you for a range of roles in social work and human and community services. You will develop the tools to undertake essential research tasks and critically evaluate your findings from a range of academic and philosophical perspectives.
A solid foundation in research in the field of healthcare and social work is an essential skill you will apply to your professional practice in working with individuals, groups and families from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances. It can also be applied to career opportunities in areas such as policy development, facility management, government and advocacy.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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