Health Sciences Graduate Courses (HLSC)

Health Sciences Graduate Courses (HLSC)

Health Sciences 5100

Research Methods
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Students are offered an in-depth examination and comparison of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods designs. Specific areas emphasized in the course include: evidence justifying the research enterprise; developing research questions and hypotheses as appropriate; establishing a research design; reviewing data analysis; and understanding knowledge translation. Students will have the opportunity to apply their course-acquired knowledge of research designs toward their thesis, i.e., conduct a literature review and development of methodology.
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the M.Sc. program in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Equivalent:
Health Sciences 5850 (Research Methods) (prior to 2011/2012)

Health Sciences 5200

Philosophy of Inquiry
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Students are exposed to perspectives in philosophy of science. Students will explore ways in which philosophies underpin methods of inquiry and knowledge development. The focus will be on assisting students to discover and articulate the philosophies (values, beliefs and assumptions) that inform the development of their individual, emerging research projects.
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the M.Sc. program in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Equivalent:
Health Sciences 5850 (Philosophy of Inquiry) (prior to 2011/2012)

Health Sciences 5300

Advanced Statistics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-2-0
This course addresses descriptive statistics and statistical inference followed by a comprehensive study of statistical tests appropriate for most types of research questions and data sets. By the end of the course students will have fluency in univariate and multivariate tests, parametric and nonparametric tests, and the application of SPSS for statistical testing.
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the M.Sc. program in the Faculty of Health Sciences AND
Completion of an undergraduate Statistics course within the last five years AND
Basic computer literacy
Equivalent:
Health Sciences 5850 (Advanced Statistics) (prior to 2011/2012)
Substantially Similar:
Health Sciences 5850 (Statistics in Health Sciences Research) (prior to 2011/2012)

Health Sciences 5400

Advanced Qualitative Analysis
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Major theoretical and philosophical aspects of various qualitative methodologies such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, narrative, ethnography, and grounded theory will be discussed. Each student will generate a qualitative research proposal.
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the M.Sc. program in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Equivalent:
Health Sciences 5850 (Advanced Qualitative Analysis) (prior to 2011/2012)