Course Description

Across disciplines and professions there is an emphasis on evidence-informed practice and policy. Through an introduction to quantitative and
qualitative research methods, this course develops students’ skills for finding and critically analyzing research evidence to inform change. Students will identify a practice/policy issue of their own interests, find and appraise research evidence, and strategize to mobilize knowledge for change. Course discussions focus on aging and older adults, but the skills are transferable across disciplines.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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Jan 13, 2025 to Apr 18, 2025
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $590.03 Click here to get more information
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information