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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Methods for Digital Health
    Subject Digital Health
    EFTS 0.2500
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    HEIN 706, HEIX 706

    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.


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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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system

    Other Teaching

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 18:00-19:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
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