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Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
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Semester 1 - Dual-Delivery
Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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The Research Project is a capstone option within the Master of Public Health. Within the Research Project students will work in their chosen area of study with an appointed supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a literature review, develop research questions and undertake the research activities required to answer their research question. Activities include analysis of data, policy analysis, a small evaluation of a health program, a small qualitative research study, a systematic or narrative review of the literature, or the development of a research protocol. Some activities are only available in specific specialisations of the course.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the research capstone, MPH students will be able to demonstrate their ability to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills obtained to a specific research priority area, and in particular demonstrate the following academic skills:
- critically review, appraise and synthesise existing literature in a specific area;
- formulate a research question, to identify and articulate the public health problem, and the gaps in the existing research evidence base;
- conduct or evaluate research in a specific area and summarise, analyse and interpret research findings;
- design and justify an appropriate research method to answer the research question;
- communicate research findings effectively and appropriately in oral and written form to an audience;
- articulate ethical issues / considerations within their chosen research topic, even if they do not need to get ethics approval; and
- reflect on the research process undertaken and the opportunity for future improvements.
Upon completion of the research capstone, students will be able to demonstrate the following professional skills:
- project management;
- initiative, autonomy and organization;
- critical analysis, creative problem solving and innovation;
- working with others and in teams; and
- developing professional networks.
Last updated: 10 November 2023