The treatise gives the student an opportunity to produce a written piece of research work that is supervised by an academic member of staff. The aim is for the student to apply the knowledge and skills developed in their coursework to a particular topic or problem in public health. The student will produce a scholarly piece of written work that is suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. As a general guide, the treatise would be completed in three months (or six months part time). The supervisor will help the student select a topic and define the research questions so that the treatise can be completed in this time. THIS UNIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THEIR CANDIDATURE PRIOR TO 2011.