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), public health program plan or evaluation, policy analysis, extended rapid review, 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. Self-directed learning is supported by a half-day workshop, literature search strategy training, group meetings (face-to-face or online) and a study guide.

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Further unit of study information


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


Project product (70%), literature review (30%). All assessments are compulsory.


Resources will be provided online.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


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



Additional Information

This unit of study is an elective for students who commenced in 2013 and 2014

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.