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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Social Science
Prerequisite: Professor approval required.
Precluded Courses: HADM 499 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for HSRV 499.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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HADM 499 is not available for challenge.
This course is intended to enhance your understanding and use of health research methods. Professionals in health administration benefit from having the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions regarding health services. These skills include the ability to understand and interpret the research literature and the capacity to translate knowledge into action. The units and assignments in the course are designed to meet two main goals, which are to help students (1) increase their knowledge about the research process, and (2) enhance their skills in designing a research project. To achieve these course goals, a commentary is provided along with assigned and recommended readings that were chosen to help you broaden your knowledge and understanding of concepts in research methods and be able to apply that knowledge to the health field.
At the completion of the course, students should be able to:
To receive credit for HADM 499, you must achieve a D (50 percent) or higher on each evaluation activity. The weighting of the course grade is as follows:
Three online quizzes cover the material in the texts and required readings. Assignment 1 is an exercise in reviewing the research literature. Assignment 2 is an exercise in building a health services program. Assignment 3 is an exercise in writing an evidence-based program evaluation proposal. To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University’s online
Bassil, K., & Zabkiewicz, D. (Eds.). (2014). Health research methods: A Canadian perspective. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press Canada.
All other materials will be accessed online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, Nov 6, 2018
Updated April 03, 2019 by Student & Academic Services