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PU5529: QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 14:25


Course Overview

This course provides a sound overview of the methods involved in qualitative health research. You will consider the relevance and value of different qualitative methodologies which respond to current health agendas. The course covers planning to conduct qualitative research and a range of methods to generate, handle and analyse qualitative data. You will gain insight into issues of rigour, quality and ethics, and understand the importance of engaging with relevant audiences. The course is delivered by experienced qualitative researchers, and you will gain insight into the practicalities of undertaking qualitative research via practical workshops and lecture sessions.

This course provides a sound overview of the methods involved in qualitative health research. You will consider the relevance and value of different qualitative methodologies which respond to current health agendas. The course covers planning to conduct qualitative research and a range of methods to generate, handle and analyse qualitative data. You will gain insight into issues of rigour, quality and ethics, and understand the importance of engaging with relevant audiences. The course is delivered by experienced qualitative researchers, and you will gain insight into the practicalities of undertaking qualitative research via practical workshops and lecture sessions.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zoe Skea

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims:

This course aims to introduce qualitative approaches and methods within health research and to help you gain practical experience of engaging in qualitative research.

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

 

At the end of this course, students will be able to;

 

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main concepts and principles in qualitative health research.
  2. Evaluate the appropriateness and justify the selection of, different approaches within qualitative research.
  3. Reflect on and develop appropriate responses to ethical, contextual and logistical issues encountered in qualitative health research.
  4. Apply knowledge, skills and taught techniques in the coding and analysis of qualitative data.
  5. Apply knowledge of concepts and principles in the planning of a piece of qualitative research.
  6. Identify and reflect on examples of qualitative health research that support the adoption or integration of evidence-based practices into routine health care and public health settings.v

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment 1: Planning a study and data collection
Short answers to series of questions (30%)
 
Assessment 2: Analysing qualitative research
Short answers to series of questions (30%)
 
Assessment 3: Implementing qualitative research findings. Short answers via a video presentation (40%)

 

Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21

No change - Oral exam
 
 
 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate a critical understanding of the main concepts and principles in qualitative health research
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the appropriateness, and justify the selection, of different approaches within qualitative research.
ReflectionCreateReflect on and develop appropriate responses to ethical, contextual and logistical issues encountered in qualitative health research
ProceduralApplyApply knowledge, skills and taught techniques in the coding and analysis of qualitative data.
ProceduralCreateApply knowledge of concepts and principles in the planning of a piece of qualitative research
ProceduralEvaluateIdentify and reflect on examples of qualitative health research that support the adoption or integration of evidence-based practices into routine health care and public health settings.

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