This unit provides students with the opportunity to draw together and integrate their learning in the four key aspects of public health as reflected in their degree program ¿ knowledge, values, actions and outcomes ¿ and apply these to a practical or hypothetical project. The key aim is for students to undertake a set of tasks similar to those they may encounter during a public health career; for example, researching a health issue, preparing a summary, and communicating the findings to a knowledgeable but not expert audience. In this unit, students will undertake a focused assessment on a public health topic. This may be part of an existing practical project, or an investigation conducted primarily for the Capstone. It may be a research proposal, program plan or evaluation, policy analysis, systematic literature review, environmental impact assessment or data analysis, among others. Topic areas are also wide-ranging. Self-directed learning is supported by a half-day workshop, a study guide, regular communication with a topic leader(s), and group collaboration where relevant. The work will result in a written report, and a conference abstract and presentation. The conference will be attended by Capstone students and academics.
One half-day workshop, possible group meetings plus self-directed project
Project product (70%), Conference abstract and presentation (25%), Participation in peer-review process 5%. 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