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Health Research Methods is an online unit offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University. It seeks to strengthen your critical awareness of the various methodological issues surrounding the practice of scientific experiments and research.
By the end of the unit, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in research design, data measurement and collection, including sampling, questionnaire development, measurement reliability and validity. You will also be taught to critique research design, from experimental, quasi-experimental and observational designs to cross-sectional descriptive case studies.
In addition, you will learn about the concepts of hypothesis testing and how to apply appropriate methods to analyse and interpret health-related data. Finally, you will be introduced to issues of ethics in research.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In the Health Research Methods unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-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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This online Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion unit from Curtin University aims to guide you through health promotion strategies and the way in which they deal with socially stigmatised health issues such as HIV/AIDs, mental health conditions, and substance abuse.
Concepts in Health Promotion Planning is an online unit that provides students with a solid foundation in health promotion principles. This unit is provided by Curtin University and is ideally suited to allied health practitioners and public policymakers looking to design health promotion programs.