51156 Health Research & Methodology

Course Description

The course is designed to equip students with relevant skills in use of research process in investigating a nursing health problem identified in health care settings. Topics such as: Introduction to research, identification of research problem, introduction of thesis, review of literature, research methods & materials, processing/analysis& presentation, format of research proposal & thesis.

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Define the Meaning of Research
  • 2. Identify the importance of Research in health sciences
  • 3. Describe the purpose of Research
  • 4. Describe the common Motivations in Research
  • 5. Describe the Characteristics of good research
  • 6. Identify the common Sources of Knowledge discovery
  • 7. Classify the types of Research
  • 8. Establish an effective research Variables
  • 9. Set down an effective problem background and Statement
  • 10. Explain the Significance of his/her research
  • 11. Write down an effective research objectives
  • 12. Establish relevant research question and/or hypothesis
  • 13. Compile relevant secondary data/Literature
  • 14. Identify different styles of Citations and footnotes
  • 15. Select an appropriate design for his/her research
  • 16. Identify methods for Sample selection
  • 17. Recognize the different methods of primary data collection
  • 18. Establish a standard questionnaire data collection
  • 19. Analyze the primary data for presentation
  • 20. Discuss the research findings



Books for this Course

  • Health Research Methodology notes , Alas H. M (2014)
  • Fundatmental of Research Methodology for Health by Hilla Brink
  • Gillies, Ann Dee (1994). Nursing Management, 3rd. ed. W. B
  • Nursing Research By Geri LoBiondo-Wood, and Judith Haber & Nurisng Research Denise F. polit, Cheyl. Tatano Beck

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • june 2016

Course Prerequisite