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Course module: 202000863
Health Services Research
Course info
Course module202000863
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionDutch
Contact personR. Kortekaas
PreviousNext 2
Lecturer J. Brands
Contactperson for the course
R. Kortekaas
dr. A. Lenferink
dr. K. Poortema
dr. M. Renkema
Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
At the end of the module, the student is able to:
1. translate a simple health care problem into a research problem and a research question on the basis of
    a literature study;
2. mention the characteristics of the main research designs and apply these to a research problem;
3. collect quantitative data;
4. translate a simple research question into a global research design;
5. design a survey through operationalisation of concepts and judge the quality of a survey
6. write a scientific report;
7. calculate statistical descriptives and interpret them;
8. carry out simple probability calculations and interpret them;
9. perform simple statistical tests;
10. use R for the processing and statistical analysis of data and interpreter and report the results;
11. name and describe a variety of organizational perspectives and concepts
12. apply these concepts in organizational research
13. distinguish and explain different organization types
14. reflect upon the results of research
15. interpret the value of data and judge the quality of data sources
16. assess the work of peers as well as cooperation within a projectgroup
Solving health care problems requires various approaches of which scientific research is one. In this module the student acquires knowledge and expertise in carrying out health care research. Solving health care problems also implies innovation, although this is not a self-evident process. The module therefore offers insight in the role of innovation in organisations and in the factors that affect innovation and change processes. Next to that, the student gets insight in the informal processes of health care organizations and, related to that, insight in reasons why health care practice is often different from what is rationally and formally planned (sociology and health care organization).
This knowledge is important for each health scientist working in the complex health care practice. The students will design a health care research themselves and they will provide an advise by analysing a dataset for the project. Knowledge regarding research methods and organizational change management will be applied.
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Health Science
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Project supervised


Healthcare & Organizations

Scientific principles in health care

Medical statistics

Change processes and management

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