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. With an academic as a topic leader, students will develop a practical or hypothetical project and literature review largely as an individual self-directed activity but may work within a supported, group-based environment. 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, possible group meetings (face-to-face or online) and a study guide.
One half-day workshop, possible group meetings plus self-directed project
Project product (70%), literature review (30%). All assessments are compulsory.
Resources will be provided online.
This unit of study is an elective for students who commenced in 2013 and 2014
(PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 and PUBH5030 and PUBH5033 and (PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or PUBH5031)Prohibitions