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Tentatively 15 and 16 Feb 2022

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Year 2018
June 2018

Basic Qualitative Research in Healthcare

Tentatively 7 Apr 2022

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The following topics will be covered:

  • The Elements of Research Process
  • Research Design in Qualitative Research: Formulating a Research Problem, Sampling, Getting Started
  • Brief Overview of the Methodologies
  • Methods for Data Gathering (with hands-on practice)
  • Data Analysis (with hands-on practice)
  • Research Ethics; Positionality of Researcher

The Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education (PalC) is offering a course in basic qualitative research designed for healthcare professionals who are interested to embark on qualitative research. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic elements needed to get started on a qualitative research study.


Healthcare professionals interested in venturing into qualitative research in health professions education, health education and promotion, and health services.

Dr Khoo Hwee Sing, PhD

Principal Research Analyst
Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research (HOMER)
National Healthcare Group

Dr Khoo adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in her work, and believes it is essential to bridge research and practice for better sharing, integration, and application of knowledge. This motivates her to view research through different theoretical lenses, and incorporate phenomena into research for educational and practical applications. At HOMER, she is involved in projects on communication, resilience, ethics, and leadership. This involves analysing data from all stak​​eholders in the healthcare process to provide valuable inputs for curriculum design, and for the improvement of the patient-doctor communication process.

Dr Khoo holds a PhD in Management from the National University of Singapore. She serves on the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Laypersons, and is a member of the NUH Bioethics Committee.


Course fees: SGD 180 + GST

Self-directed online study: Starts 2 weeks before virtual classroom session

Virtual classroom session (via Zoom): Tentatively 7 April 2022, 1pm to 5pm


Registration will open approximately 1 to 2 months before the course. Please come back again for updates on registration opening.

Please email to enquiries@palc.org.sg for any queries.

Dates: 8 and 9 November 2018
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Annex 2 Training Rooms

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