Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. formulate a research question appropriate to the student's field of study
  2. formulate an appropriate research methodology
  3. apply ethical principles and scientific integrity in the design of the research
  4. critically review literature on the chosen topic.

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

Independent research. Submission of a project proposal including an Ethics application (if applicable). Proposal to include aims, objectives and/or hypothesis; statement of significance; brief literature review; detailed methodology; ethical implications if appropriate; timeline and budget.

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  • Extended Literature Review (Pass/Fail%)
  • Ethics application if appropriate (Pass/Fail%)
  • Research Proposal (100%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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Related degrees

postgraduate CUR-MPH-MAS-2019

Master of Public Health

  • Public Health Capstone Stream
  • Public Health Research Stream