In First Half Year 2022, there will be three delivery modes for your subjects – Dual-Delivery, Online and On Campus.
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Semester 1 - Dual-Delivery
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There is increasing global recognition that research and interventions seeking to change the social determinants of health are most impactful when communities are actively engaged in the process. Therefore, many health researchers are looking towards participatory approaches to the co-production of knowledge and health practitioners are increasingly aiming to co-design health interventions with communities, patients or service end-users. This subject will give students an understanding of, and experience in, the principles, processes and some of the methods used in participatory health research. It will illustrate the ways these principles, processes and methods can be applied to the co-design of health interventions, to support patient-public involvement in health, and to user led health research. This subject will be of interest to students wanting to build the necessary skills to support communities to deepen their understanding of their own circumstances, to engage communities in taking action to help resolve conditions undermining health, and to ensure that community engagement maximises positive health impacts. As part of this subject, students will be expected to participate in (a) practical exercises designed to enhance skills and techniques; and (b) workshopping, analysis and reflection of data collected during an in-class research project.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should:
- Describe principles, processes and methods used to engage communities in health research and in the design and delivery of health services and interventions
- Demonstrate specific social science research methods and techniques used in participatory health research
- Apply the principles and processes of participatory health research to the co-design of health interventions with communities
- Identify the advantages and limitations of a variety of social science research methods community used in participatory health research and co-design processes
- Critically reflect on the benefits, limitations, challenges and ethical issues associated with community engagement for health
- Demonstrate problem solving skills to deal with practical issues that arise in the conduct of participatory health research and when engaging with communities
- Demonstrate self-reflection when employing methods and processes used in participatory health research and co-design
On completion of the subject students will have:
- Gained practical skills in social sciences research methods used in Community-Based Research
- Developed the ability to plan their own research work
- Developed strategies for dealing with problems that arise in the planning and conduct of research
- Gained skills in collection and interpretation of data
- Effective written and oral communication skills
Last updated: 12 November 2021