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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Doctor's course) Health Sciences Major
Lecture Code TA235001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Research Methodology and Health System Management
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Research Methodology and Health System Management
モリヤマ ミチコ,ラフマン モハメド モシウル
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
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Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Eligible Students Doctoral course students
Keywords Research methodology, health policy, health economics and health management 
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Class Objectives
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This course is designed for graduate students to brief about the standard protocol of research methodology the importance of health system management.

The overall objectives of the course for participants are to:
1. Explain the steps of developing research protocol and different types of research methods.
2. Describe the way of research findings analysis and utilization of human information.
3. Clarify health project financial benefit analysis and importance of health economics.
4. Share the concept of health policies, strategies, programs and health system management.
5. Continue the practice of English communication.

Specific course objectives:
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Detect the principles of research methodology and compare the outcomes of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
2. Analyze the research findings, use data for project analysis and evaluate the research outcome.
3. Define the benefit of the project finance analysis, and consequences of health economics and medical audit.
4. Understand the strategies of health program planning, health policies, health administration and management of the public health services.
5. Develop the effective planning and implementation process. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1
Principles of Research Methodology
Lesson 2
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Lesson 3
Health Policy & Management
Lesson 4
Health Economics & Medical Audit
Lesson 5
Public Health & Hospital Administration
Lesson 6
Management of Urban Health Care Challenges
Lesson 7
Health Sector Planning & Management
Lesson 8
1) Berg B. L. & Lune H. (2011). Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences.
2) Dawson B. & Trapp R. G. (2004). Basic & Clinical Biostatistics (LANGE Basic Science).
3) Drummond M. F., Sculpher M. J., Torrance G. W., O'Brien B. J. & Stoddart G. L. (2005). Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes.
4) Szklo M. & Nieto J. (2012). Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics.
5) Hopp W. J., Lovejoy W. S. (2012). Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Health Care.
6) Session handouts are available during class time.  
7) Relevant journals. 
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Preparation and
Students are requested to go through the textbooks, visit the relevant website, journals and articles. They are also required to have the basic concept on the related topics for the useful application. 
Requirements Basic English ability is accepted. (No standard test scores are requested.) 
Grading Method Class attendance, test performance, and classroom participation. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Research methodology is a logical and systematic approach to design any research protocol and to conduct the thesis or study. A health system management is the structured way to mobilize and allocate resources for preventing and treating diseases and injuries. Thus students are advised to have a clear concept of research methodology and health system management to develop new methodical tools, concepts and theories to solve and understand scientific and nonscientific problems.  
Other An international research opportunity field trip might be conducted during February-March 2017 (Date & country will be fixed after consultation with students and other faculty members). 
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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