School of Nursing

 

The UBC School of Nursing has an international reputation for improving health in Canada and beyond through excellence in education, research & practice.

The UBC School of Nursing is nationally and internationally recognized for research that sheds light on the health care experiences and health outcomes of diverse socio-economic and demographic groups across Canada, and for creating health care and policy solutions to reduce health disparities and improve well-being across the lifespan.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs taught by experienced and award-winning faculty members. Interested in learning more? Please visit our VSP – Health Research page. 

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.