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MPH2013 - Research methods

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr A Wluka


Alfred Hospital Second semester 2007 (Day)


Practical skills for the design, conduct and analysis of a research project. Introduction to research methods and critical appraisal of published literature. Issues in protocol design including selection of type of study, performing a literature review, questionnaire design, sampling methods and ethics approval.


On completion of this unit it is expected that students will:

  1. Have acquired an understanding of research methods in public health;
  2. Be able to design, develop and present a collaborative research protocol;
  3. To understand how information goes from an interview, onto a questionnaire, into the computer and into a scientific paper.


Group Assignment 50%
Written critique 50%.

Contact hours

2 contact hours per week


Recommended: MPH1040 and MPH1041 or MPH1030 and MPH1031