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Module Code: DPH205
Module Title: Methods for Analysing Public Health III: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: DPH006 OR DPH101
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the ways in which research is conducted in public health. The module focuses on the spectrum of public health research. Students will learn how to conduct a research project culminating in a research proposal with a proper literature review.
Learning outcomes 
A. Formulate appropriate primary and secondary research questions, with critical reference to relevant research literature.

B. Evaluate methodologies used in Public Health research.

C. Assess the ethical issues raised in methodologies used in Public Health research.

D. Demonstrate the ability to complete an appropriate research proposal.
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and Seminars. Students will have ample time to practice research methods.
Course Overview; Introduction to Research Methods in Public Health. Overview of the elements of research with a focus on overall research design, and valorisation.

Recognising the field – reviews of the literature.

Asking questions – development of research questions.

Methods of sampling in research.

Quantitative research methods including randomized controlled trials, epidemiological methods, cohort and case-control studies, surveys, and secondary data.

Qualitative research methods, including interview schedules and interview techniques, participant observation, and ethnography.

Mixed-methods research.

Research ethics in Public Health.

Controlling bias in research.

Developing a research proposal.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26        98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignments (3 Assignments One For Each Learning Objective) 30.00
2 Research Presentation (Oral Presentation) 20.00
3 Final Research Proposal 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 3:06:03 AM