Special Project in Public Health

Course code PUBH6303Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course will enable students to take a Public Health project in a topic of interest to themselves. It will provide the opportunity to explore in depth a topic of Public Health significance under the guidance of a supervisor from the Public Health Academic staff.
A learning contract will be negotiated between the student and their supervisor at the commencement of the semester the student is enrolled. It is envisaged that a minimum of monthly meetings will be held with the student's supervisor.
The project may entail an in-depth review of the literature in the topic area or an analysis of an existing data set. This will be clearly set out in a learning contract to be draw up between the Academic supervisor and the student.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesTo enable the student to undertake a project in an area of interest related to public health.
-demonstrate the ability to define a specific area of special interest to you in the Public Health ares;
-demonstrate the ability to think critically about area of special interest to you in the Public Health area;
-present a critical analysis of the relevant literature in a special area of special interest;
-undertake a secondary analysis of data in an area of Public health.
ContentMonthly meetings with academic supervisor - contract to be set up based on the topic
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne written assignment
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PUBH6303