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In this course students explore the theoretical underpinnings of research within the context of their professional practice. They examine the philosophical, methodological and ethical issues that underpin research and explore the various research paradigms that are commonly used in health research. The learning resources provided assist in establishing the foundation on which students can develop an understanding of the research process and to be able to apply it to practice.

This course is the pre-requisite for HLTH921 Independent Scholarly Project.

Learning outcomes

Discuss the philosophical theories underpinning research

Critique different research approaches, designs and methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of research data.

Critically evaluate the ethical and cultural implications of research.

Identify and evaluate the strengths of research output destinations.

Critically evaluate the outcomes of research