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PUBH5601: Public Health Special Project

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).

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 outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.