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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 6-day intensive (9.00am – 4.00pm). |
Total Time Commitment: Students should expect a total time commitment outside the stated contact hours of at least three hours for each hour of contact in this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorCentre for the Study of Health & Society
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject will give students an understanding of the principles underlying good qualitative research. The topics covered will be relevant for students interested in qualitative research specifically, and for health research students who want to learn about qualitative research in order to combine qualitative with quantitative research. The first part of this subject will concentrate on qualitative research design and process. These sessions will provide both theoretical background and practical advice for doing qualitative research. The second part will discuss ethics in research. Areas to be covered will include the rationale for formal ethical review of research involving humans and details of the ethics committee process, as well as more general discussion of basic ethical principles in research, and issues particularly relevant to qualitative and document-based research. The subject will draw on different social science disciplines to highlight different disciplinary approaches to designing and formulating research projects.
Subject Objectives: After the completion of this subject students will:
|Assessment:||Completion of a structured written assignment related to human research ethics up to a maximum of 2,500 words (50%) due mid semester.Essay up to a maximum of 2,500 words (50%) due at the end of the semester.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Liamputtong, P. & Ezzy, D. (2006) (2nd ed) Qualitative research methods. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.|
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A detailed book of readings will be available for purchase.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health. |
Subject Coordinators: Assoc Prof Marilys Guillemin 8344 0827 and A/Prof Lynn Gillam 8344 0831
Quota: There will be a quota of 25 students on this subject.
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Master of Public Health
Master of Social Health
Master of Social Health (Aboriginal Health)
Master of Social Health (Health Ethics)
Master of Social Health (Health Policy)
Master of Social Health (Interdisciplinary)
Master of Social Health (Medical Anthropology)
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