CHS 496 Research in Health Education

CHS 496

CHS 496 Research in Health Education

Instructor(S): Dr. Ensaf AbdulGawad (1 Credit Hour), Dr. Asmaa Alyaemni (1 Credit Hour), Ms. Mazna A. AlMarzooqi (0.5 Credit Hour) & Ms. Alaa AL-Maiman (0.5 Credit Hour)

(3 Credit Hours)

Ms. Mazna's Office: 30A1

Phone: 4355010 Ext: 851, Email:

Office Hours: Mon & Wed: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date/ Time: Sunday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. &Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: CHS 2 Classroom

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course entails application of scientific research methods used both in assessing individual and community needs for health education, and in assessing the effectiveness of health education programs. The specific focuses of the course are: research and evaluation skills necessary for needs assessment, conducting and implementing evaluations using appropriate research design methodologies, and analyzing and interpreting data.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in the research process.
  2. Identify potential research questions related to health education and interdisciplinary health care.
  3. Identify major types of research methodology and the role of theory in each.
  4. Discuss examples of outcomes research to assess health promotion and health care interventions including patient education, school health education, community programs.
  5. Use critical thinking to examine research questions, hypothesis , outcomes research relevant to health promotion and health education.
  6. Discuss ethical issues related to research studies.



The research terminology, and steps in the research process are explored. Research as a basis for assessment of outcomes of health promotion and health care interventions is emphasized. Research questions relevant to health education practice are identified. The role of theory and ethical issues involved in the conduct of research is addressed. Application all steps of research on a health education issue.                                                                                           


Successfulcourse completion requires that students satisfactorily complete all assignments,  research plan, research tools, data analysis, and final research report, and oral exam.  All students are expected to attend class, carry out research and to be prepared to an oral exam.  Penalties will be assessed for work turned in after the due date


Peat  J, Mellis WC, Williams K, Xuan W.  health science research SAGE Publications 2002

Leedy& Ormrod.  Practical Research  ( 8th  ed.).  Merrill, Prentice Hall Publishers 2001

Nieswiadomy,R. N. Foundations of Nursing Research (3rd ed.). Norwalk, Conn.: Appleton & Lange 1998

 GRADING:  The grade will be based on student performance on the following:

1.      Participation in class                             5    points

2.      Research problem                                 5    points

3.      Designing tool of the study                  10    points

4.      Literature  review                                  20    points

5.      Data entry and analysis                        20    points

6.      Final Research report                           20    points

7.      Final oral exam                                      20    points

                                                                              100   points

Submission Dealines:

Statment of research problem: 2nd week

Submission of questionnaire: 4th week

Submission of literature review: 10th week

Submission of research report : 15 th week

Discussion of research and oral exam : 16th week

Course schedule




What is Research? 

Characteristics of scientific research

Session 2

Statement of  the problem of the study

Review of Related Literature

Session 3

Tools of Research

Session 4

Types of research

Research objectives and hypothesis

Session 5

Planning Your Research Design

Writing proposal

Session 6


Session 7

Level of measurement- validity , reliability

Session 8

Experimental research design

Session 9

Data entry using SPSS program

Session 10

Data analysis using SPSS Program

Session 11

Data presentation

Session 12

Writing research  report

Session 13

Presentation of the Research Report Presentation of


Reports Continued

Session 15

Reports Continued

ملف مرفق: 
PDF icon Literature Review.pdf168.03 كيلوبايت
PDF icon Research Paper Deadlines.pdf35.22 كيلوبايت
PDF icon APA sample paper_2.pdf107.59 كيلوبايت
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