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Qualitative Research in Public Health (POPH90231)

Find the subject in the Handbook here. Schedule: Semester 1 OR 2 (Online)

Subject Description

This is a compulsory subject in the Master of Public Health. Qualitative research plays an important role in public health as it can explain how people experience a particular health issue or why they perform a health-related behavior, taking into account specific social, political and economic contexts. Public health practitioners need to be able to undertake and interpret a range of published research (including qualitative research) in order to gather evidence for practice, identify gaps in evidence and evaluate current practice.

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• Short-answer written assignment- 1500 words (35%)

• Research proposal- 3000 words (60%)

• Critical reflection- 500 words (5%)

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Dec 06, 2023
Rated 3 out of 5 stars.

Quite dry but necessary content. Touches briefly across a range of research modes and processes but ultimately quite introductory. The assignments really help to tie in what you've learnt and the coordinators are very active with supporting students. @leaf_ey

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