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Research Project in Public Health Part 1 (POPH90284)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90284
Semester 1
Semester 2
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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 streams of the course. Students enrolling in the year-long project MUST complete the project in two semesters consecutively.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Critically review, appraise and synthesise existing literature in a specific area
  • Formulate a research questions, to identify and articulate the public health problem, and the gaps in the existing research evidence base
  • Design and justify an appropriate research method to answer the research question
  • Conduct or evaluate research in a specific area and summarise, analyse and interpret research findings
  • Communicate research findings effectively and appropriately in oral and written form to an audience
  • Articulate ethical issues and considerations within their chosen research topic, even if they do not need to get ethics approval
  • Reflect on the research process undertaken and the opportunity for future improvements

Last updated: 4 March 2019