Research Methodologies in Health Services
1. Familiarises participants with quantitative and qualitative research methods in health services ; 2. Learn how to critically appraise health research findings in literature; 3. Write appropriate applied research proposals, analyse determinants and/or risk factors of health and disease, or to assess the impact of a given intervention; 4. Special emphasis is placed on how to use research findings for better planning and management of health interventions; 5. In addition, ethical issues in health research are discussed.
Major topics covered
This course includes discussion on research philosophy, goals and objectives, survey designs and sampling techniques, quantitative and qualitative Studies, and report-writing.
Classroom lectures, group projects, independent reading, research projects