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Public Health Special Project - PUBH5601

Year - 2019

This unit is intended for students nearing the end of their MPH/GradDipPH. The Special Project is a self-directed unit focussed on a specific MPH-related topic of interest to the student. The project is supervised by an academic within the School. An external person can act as the main supervisor but a School academic would also be required. This project may be developed by the student, or the student could develop a project in consultation with an intended supervisor. The student needs to meet with the supervisor during the semester. Preferably this would be at least three times but the frequency will depend on the project and the preference of the supervisor. As the project is self-directed, there is not an expectation that the supervisor would have close involvement, although they can have if they want to. The student would be expected to undertake approximately 120 to 150 hours of work for this unit. The format of the final report or other output can be whatever is appropriate, as agreed with the supervisor(s).

Classes
ongoing supervision

Assessment
1*project proposal - 1000 words - assessed as satisfactory/unsatisfactory (10%); 1x 5000 word written report or equivalent - includes consideration of student involvement in the process aspects of the project (90%)

Additional information
Students should first contact the unit coordinator to discuss their proposed topic or area of interest. It is the student's responsibility to identify a suitable supervisor, but the unit coordinator will provide guidance on this if the student needs this. The contact with the potential supervisor should include discussion of the details of the project design and the method and frequency of contact with the supervisor during the project. This information should then be discussed with the unit coordinator, who will confirm if the arrangements are suitable. Once the unit coordinator has agreed to the enrolment, the student applies to enrol via Sydney Student. The unit coordinator will then formally approve the enrolment. The project may be marked by the supervisor, the unit coordinator or another academic, as determined by the unit coordinator in consultation with the supervisor.

Assumed knowledge
The student is assumed to have the knowledge and skills required to suitably complete the requirements of the project they undertake, or be reasonably able to obtain this knowledge and these skills during the course of the project.

Pre-requisites

PUBH5036 AND (PUBH5010 OR PUBH5018 OR PUBH5005, depending on the intended project)

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Gemma Jacklyn; Professor Tim Driscoll
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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