Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code TB070301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Advanced Research Methodology in Health Science
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Advanced Research Methodology in Health Science
モリヤマ ミチコ,キョウ エイ,ラフマン モハメド モシウル
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Mon11:HSC Rm 205, (1st) Mon12
Lesson Style Lecture 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 Master's course
Keywords Health Science, Research methodology, Research proposal, Data analysis 
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Class Objectives
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This course is intended for graduate course students. It is to inform the application or practice of research in health science to address the public health issues.

The overall objectives of the course for students are to:
1. Accurately describe the fundamental concepts and approaches in qualitative and quantitative research methodology
2. Identify how moral, ethical, cultural, social, political and environmental issues and responsibilities impact on research.
3. Critically review and critique the literature using valid resources, and thereby provide informed opinion.
4. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking by accurately synthesizing new research results in science/health.
5. Apply introductory descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and techniques in the analysis of data.
Specific course objectives:
After successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Define the principles of research in health science to enhance the public health problems.
2. Illustrate the association with the exposure and risk factors in health science.
3. Describe the different types of research methodology involved in health science.
4. Evaluate the implications of research methodologies on evidence based practice and their impact on clinical practice and policy.
5. Demonstrate skills consistent with lifelong learning. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Basic epidemiology and research methodology
lesson2 Procedural steps in research – Evidence-based research
lesson3 Classification of epidemiological study
lesson4 Research designs - Qualitative
lesson5 Research designs - Quantitative
lesson6 Development of proposal
lesson7 Methods of sampling
lesson8 Scientific literature review
lesson9 Research question and hypothesis
lesson10 Variables and types of variables
lesson11 Sample size calculation in different methods
lesson12 Data collection tools and techniques
lesson13 Ethics in research
lesson14 Thesis writing and referencing
lesson15 Quality of a good research and researcher 
1) Stephen B. Hulley et al. (eds). (2013). Designing Clinical Research (4th ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
2) Leon Gordis. (2013). Epidemiology (5th ed.). Saunders.
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Preparation and
Students are requested to go through the textbook, visit the relevant website, journals and articles. They are also desire to have the basic concept on the selected topic for interactive discussion. 
Requirements Basic English ability is accepted.  
Grading Method Class attendance, performance, and classroom participation. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Research in health science provides the basics for understanding and explaining how research helps us to make decisions about health standards, health policy and regulations, and health programs. So, students are required to understand the potential significance and impact of research in health science as well as in public health problems. 
Other Students will conduct an assignment on literature review during spring semester 2017 (topic will be fixed after discussion with students) 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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