Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course will enable students to take a research project on a topic of interest to themselves. It will provide the opportunity to conduct epidemiological research under the guidance of a supervisor from the School of Medicine and Public Health academic staff.

A learning contract will be negotiated between the student and their supervisor at the commencement of the semester when the student is enrolled. It is envisaged that a minimum of monthly meetings will be held with the student's supervisor.

The research project will involve planning and development of research protocol, literature review and data collection. Once data is collected, the student will analyse the data and write up the work completed either as a research project report or journal manuscript for publication.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to plan and develop a research protocol

2. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a literature review

3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research

4. Demonstrate the ability to write up the work completed as either a research project report or a journal manuscript for publication


Guided by their supervisors, with whom they make regular contact either personally or by telephone, email or Blackboard, students conduct a literature review, develop a study protocol and obtain approval, conduct the study and write up the work completed either as a research project report or a manuscript for publication.

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Project Plan - 25%

Literature Review: Literature Review - 25%

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - 50%

Contact hours

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Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term

Regular meetings between student and academic supervisor - this can occur face to face or online.