Courses Catalogue

Public Health Vi: Research Methods I (proposal Development)

COURSE CODE: PHD 22O7
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Research is a purposeful, systematic, and methodical process of investigation into a specific issue/problem. In this course students will be introduced to the concepts of research and then through hands on exercises will be guided to develop research proposals 

Course justification
The course will trigger the identification of appropriate interventions to various community and clinical problems. Knowledge and comprehension of research concept & proposal development will enable the learner prepare appropriate data collection tools.  The course will empower students with skills of research problem identification and logical writing of research proposal

Course aim
During this course the students will be acquainted with the various research methods and the stages involved in preparing a research proposal. 

Course Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course the student should be able to:
a)      Describe the principles of research methodology.
b)      Describe the research techniques appropriate for identifying and responding to community health issues.
c)      Apply the principles of research methodology and present a research proposal