Perform new course search

Search Filter

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences (11398.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

Unit Outlines

To view your Unit Outline, click View to log in to MyUC and access this information, or visit your unit's online teaching site.

  • Semester 2, 2020, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (198680) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (190274) - View

If a link to your Unit Outline is not displayed, please check back later. Unit Outlines are generally published by Week One of the relevant teaching period.


In this unit students will be introduced to the research methods used in the health sciences. The unit covers the research process, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, survey and correlational research, hypothesis testing and statistical inference. Students will also be introduced to a statistical program.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will:

1. Have an understanding of the major types of research methods used in the health sciences and the advantages and disadvantages of each;

2. Be aware of some of the issues affecting the reliability and validity of research designs; and

3. Be able to enter data in a statistical package and produce and interpret basic statistical analyses.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to two hours per week of lectures and up to two hours per week of tutorials in flexible delivery mode.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

6540 Introduction to Statistics

Exception: Students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology must complete 11398 even if they have already passed 6540.

Equivalent Units

6611 Introduction to Psychological Research

Print this page
Why choose UC

Perform new course search

Search Filter

Frequently Asked Questions