Public Health Capstone (PUBH5034)


This unit provides students with an opportunity to draw together and integrate their learning in core and elective Public Health units and apply this to a project relevant to employment in public health. Students will develop a practical or hypothetical project and literature review largely as an individual self-directed activity but will work within a supported, group-based environment with an academic as topic leader. The nature of the project can be a research proposal (quantitative or qualitative methods), a public health program plan or evaluation, a policy analysis, an extended rapid review, an environmental impact assessment or data analysis, amongst others. Topic areas are also wide-ranging and include obesity and physical activity, injury, environmental health, work-related disorders, mental health, communicable diseases, cancer and tobacco control. Learning is supported by a one-day workshop, literature review training, group meetings (face-to-face or online) and a study guide.

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Further unit of study information


One 1-day workshop, group meetings plus self-directed project


project product (70%), literature review (20%) reflective diary (10%). All assessments are compulsory.


Resources will be provided online.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 and PUBH5030 and PUBH5033 and (PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or PUBH5031)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.