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Applied Survey Methods for Health Care Professionals

Course Number
5600 (Clinical Public Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Parisa Airia

Course Description

This tutorial based course focuses on practical issues related to the design, development, conduct, management, and analysis of surveys. Students will apply the knowledge gained in this course to the construction of a survey questionnaire and the preparation of a survey research proposal.

Course Objectives

  • To identify a health research question/topic suitable for survey research;
  • To construct a survey questionnaire;
  • To design a survey appropriate for the selected research topic;
  • To examine and understand the strengths and limitations of various survey methods;
  • To demonstrate an understanding of questionnaire development, pilot testing, survey       implementation, data collection, data management, data analysis, and the peer-review grant application process;
  • To understand ethical issues related to survey research.

Methods of Assessment

Questionnaire Construction 30%
Final Paper 50% (Paper 40% / Presentation 10%)
Critique a student’s final paper 10%
Tutorial Performance 10%