School of Nursing

 

Established in 1919, the UBC School of Nursing has almost 100 years of experience educating nursing leaders and innovating research.

We have an international reputation for research and scholarship, guided by a vision of excellence in nursing education, research and practice.

The UBC School of Nursing is home to the first degree program in nursing in the Commonwealth and was one of the first academic programs established at UBC after the university’s inception in 1915.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs taught by experienced and award-winning faculty members. 

July 14 - August 14, 2018 Course Package

Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences
In this course we introduce you to the different types of research that health researchers use to tackle problems relevant for health promotion. This course focuses specifically on quantitative and qualitative designs. Students enrolled in the course will have the opportunity to learn through simulated practice how to conduct surveys and qualitative interviews in face-to-face situations. We will also cover how to obtain consent for research participation. Students will learn introductory skills in data analysis methods and how to generate reports of their findings. This course is highly relevant for anyone who is planning to do a research project in their undergraduate program, has plans for graduate studies or is seeking employment as a research assistant.
Introduction to Visual Methods in Health Research
In this course we introduce you to the use of photographs, arts, video, web and social media in qualitative approaches to health research. This course includes opportunities to discuss examples and thoughtfully consider how you might design a visual methods study. Students enrolled in the course will have the opportunity to learn from existing examples and hands on experience in face-to-face seminars. We will also cover ethics specific to visual methods. Students will learn introductory skills in interpreting and sharing visual data to share findings drawn from visual methods. This course is highly relevant for anyone who is planning to do a research project in their undergraduate program, has plans for graduate studies or is seeking employment as a research assistant.