Postgraduate | CUR-MPH600 | 2024
Health Sciences Research Project
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Secure an opportunity to design and execute an independent research project. Study a specific health science topic relevant to your sponsor or workplace.Analyse, interpret and assess data and apply findings in the community or at work.
Health Sciences Research Project
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- formulate a research question relevant to public health outcomes in the community or workplace context
- work independently to design and execute a research project
- apply the research findings in a community or workplace context.
- Independent study
Students undertake an independent research project. The project provides an opportunity for students to undertake independent research on a topic relevant to a specific discipline, for example, dietetics, occupational health and safety, health promotion, health policy and management, food science or public health. Supervision is available where appropriate. Students are able to pursue a topic of interest to their sponsors or relevant to their workplace. Students will formulate a research question, design and execute a study and apply their findings in a community or workplace context.
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- Research Proposal (25%)
- Final report (75%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
CUR-MPH406 (Not currently available)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
Students enrolled in the Master of Health Industry Management do not need to complete MPH406 to undertake MPH600, they only need to complete MPH401.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 20 to 24 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses