PHTH 6320: Qualitative Methods in Health and Illness
Lecture - 3 credits
- Discusses qualitative inquiry in general and specifically in topics related to public health and experiences of self, health, illness, and the body.
- Qualitative research aims to achieve in-depth and contextual understanding of people, culture, and societies and usually employs texts, interviews, published materials, images, and focus group discussions as sources of data.
- The course integrates theoretical and methodological readings and discussions with designing and conducting a qualitative project.
- Offers students an opportunity to understand meanings of health, illness, and the body in a variety of “local worlds” and reflect on their importance for informing policy, public health, research, and practice.
- Requires prior completion of one undergraduate- or graduate-level course in research methods.
Discusses qualitative inquiry in general and specifically in topics related to public health and experiences of self, health, illness, and the body. Show more.