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This subject provides students with the opportunity to plan and execute substantial research-based projects under supervision. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate expertise, but may address a broad range of epidemiological issues.
Students will be required to undertake two projects from two of the following categories: (i) a systematic literature review, (ii) a protocol design, (iii) an analysis of an existing data set, and (iv) a meta-analysis. They can complete these in any order. Students will give two oral presentations, one for each of their projects describing their findings and analyses.
Students enrolled in the Master of Science (Epidemiology program) are required to complete a 50-point Research Project. Students will need to discuss and receive approval for their proposed combination of Research Project subjects (as indicated below) with the course coordinator to ensure they will have completed a total of 50 points by the end of their course.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this subject, students will be able to:
- Plan and execute a substantial research-based project
- Critically appraise a body of epidemiological literature
- Design epidemiological studies
- Analyse and interpret data from epidemiological studies
- Write scientific reports
- Present results of epidemiological investigations to a non-expert audience
At the completion of this subject, students will gain skills in:
- articulating the breadth of knowledge gained in a particular discipline;
- critically appraising draft documents;
- developing the ability to exercise critical judgement;
- expressing persuasive intellectual arguments;
- writing research reports and scientific papers;
- giving oral presentations;
- rigorous and independent thinking; and
- managing time and competing deadlines
Last updated: 6 December 2019