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PUBH5601: Public Health Special Project

2021 unit information

This unit is intended for students nearing the end of their MPH/GradDipPH. The Special Project is a self-directed unit focussed on a specific MPH-related topic of interest to the student. The project is supervised by an academic within the School. An external person can act as the main supervisor but a School academic would also be required. This project may be developed by the student, or the student could develop a project in consultation with an intended supervisor. The student needs to meet with the supervisor during the semester. Preferably this would be at least three times but the frequency will depend on the project and the preference of the supervisor. As the project is self-directed, there is not an expectation that the supervisor would have close involvement, although they can have if they want to. The student would be expected to undertake approximately 120 to 150 hours of work for this unit. The format of the final report or other output can be whatever is appropriate, as agreed with the supervisor(s).

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code PUBH5601
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
The student is assumed to have the knowledge and skills required to suitably complete the requirements of the project they undertake, or be reasonably able to obtain this knowledge and these skills during the course of the project.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. undertake a discrete project in public health
  • LO2. work independently and engage in self-directed learning
  • LO3. apply public health knowledge and skills to a project
  • LO4. communicate effectively with a project supervisor.

Unit availability

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There are no availabilities for this year.
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 Early 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2021
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Supervision Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.

Important enrolment information

Departmental permission requirements

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You will be prompted to apply for departmental permission when you select this unit in Sydney Student.

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Additional advice

Refer to the unit of study outline