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Introduction to Primary Care Research (GENP40002)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeGENP40002
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject uses a structured approach to introduce students to the processes and skills which are essential to the conduct of human research in the primary care setting. In a series of 10 x 2 hour workshops and weekly 1 hour tutorials, the following topics will be covered:

  • Why primary care research is needed
  • Framing research questions for human populations
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods appropriate to primary care
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Primary care ethics
  • Consumer engagement in research
  • Sensitive issues; sensitive populations
  • Rural health issues
  • Writing for a primary care professional audience
  • Community feedback

Intended learning outcomes

  • To develop expertise in formulating primary care research questions
  • Research skills training, including methods and analysis used in primary care research
  • To develop an understanding of the issues involved in translating clinical research results to the primary care setting

Generic skills

  • Literature searching, development of research proposal
  • Skills in research methods and analysis
  • Written and oral communication

Last updated: 9 November 2018