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DIGH706 Research Methods for Digital Health

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Introduction to all aspects of the process of research, with a special emphasis on study designs common in Digital Health, health informatics and biomedical research.

Paper title Research Methods for Digital Health
Paper code DIGH706
Subject Digital Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
HEIN 706, HEIX 706
Contact

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Textbooks

To be advised.

Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  1. Explain what research is, and in particular what research is in the Health Informatics setting
  2. Describe the different types of study designs commonly employed in Digital Health research
  3. Describe the different types data used in research and how they are collected
  4. Describe and explain the different types of error encountered in research
  5. Perform basic statistical analysis of data collected during the course of research
  6. Make a critical appraisal of research articles using an appropriate framework
  7. Explain what qualitative research is and describe some of the methods it employs.

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Introduction to all aspects of the process of research, with a special emphasis on study designs common in Digital Health, health informatics and biomedical research.

Paper title Research Methods for Digital Health
Paper code DIGH706
Subject Digital Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
HEIN 706, HEIX 706
Contact

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Paton, Clinical Senior Lecturer – Dr Chris Paton

Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

Textbooks

To be advised.

Course outline

View the course outline

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  1. Explain what research is, and in particular what research is in the Health Informatics setting.
  2. Describe the different types of study designs commonly employed in Digital Health research.
  3. Describe the different types data used in research and how they are collected.
  4. Describe and explain the different types of error encountered in research.
  5. Perform basic statistical analysis of data collected during the course of research.
  6. Make a critical appraisal of research articles using an appropriate framework.
  7. Explain what qualitative research is and describe some of the methods it employs.

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Other Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 18:00-19:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41