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