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Public Health Dissertation A - PUBH5611

Year - 2020

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%)

Additional information
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

Assumed knowledge
Knowledge gained from the minimum 48 credit points of the Master of Public Health is required to successfully undertake the proposed project


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Tim Driscoll, A/Prof Kevin McGeechan
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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