Thursday, 21 August 2014

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health Short Course

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health


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Convenor: Dr Darshini Ayton, PhD, MPH, BBiomedSci (hons)

Date: 25th - 26th September 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Victoria, Australia Level 5 - Seminar Room 2

Suitable for: Clinical and allied health professionals, psychologists, public health researchers, PhD students interested in using qualitative research methods.

Aims: The aim of this short course is to introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of qualitative research. The use of qualitative research methods in public health research, such as program evaluations and clinical trials, is increasingly common. Through this short course participants will gain practical skills in employing qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis. In particular participants will learn how to meaningfully incorporate qualitative research with other research methods and study designs.

Day 1: - Principles and concepts of qualitative research - Overview of qualitative research designs - Qualitative data collection techniques - Practical application of data collection techniques (participants will conduct practice interviews, focus groups and participant observations)
Day 2: - Ethics in qualitative research - Introduction to qualitative analysis (frameworks, coding) - Coding workshop - Making sense of your analysis - Communicating your findings (writing for publication)

$880 (inc GST)

*Course fee AUD $880 covers morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day. Please refer to the Fee Schedule if any discounts apply. While the information contained herein was correct at the date of publication, Monash reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise. For more information Contact short course general Office Phone:+613 9903 0693 Email:

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