Students will do an independent research project in an area of interest relevant to public health. The student will work with a supervisor, who will help the student select a topic and then guide the student through the process of conducting a research project. The project may be a systematic review of the literature, analysis of an existing dataset, a quantitative or qualitative research study, a policy analysis or some other project acceptable to the dissertation supervisor.
Regular contact with supervisor
1000-word project proposal (required); 10, 000 - 15, 000-word dissertation or a paper suitable for publication, as negotiated with supervisor (100%)
Students considering doing this unit should submit an expression of interest, with proposed topic and supervisor, at least one semester prior to enrolment in the unit. This is necessary to enable supervisors to give advice about relevant elective units and, if necessary, to prepare applications for ethics committee approval
Knowledge gained from the minimum 48 credit points of the Master of Public Health is required to successfully undertake the proposed project