UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PUBH5701 Public Health Project (full-time)

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is a substantive project which can be completed by students in the Master of Public Health course as an alternative to the 24-point dissertation. The project gives students practice and experience in synthesising the skills they have learned during the Master of Public Health. Students may choose to plan a research project that includes conducting a review of a body of scientific literature, writing a literature review and a detailed project proposal, development of instruments, an ethics committee application and preparing an analysis plan. Alternatively, students may undertake a systematic review of the literature around a specific management issue in the style of a Cochrane review.
Assessment Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Ian Li
Unit rules
Prerequisites: A mark of at least 65 per cent in both PUBH4401 Biostatistics I and PUBH4403 Epidemiology I for quantitative projects; a mark of at least 65 per cent in both PUBH4403 Epidemiology I and PUBH5805 Qualitative Research Methods in Health for qualitative projects.
Advisable prior study: completion of relevant coursework units prior to enrolling in the unit
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PUBH5701/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PUBH5701/SEM-2/2017
Note Students can choose to take PUBH5701 Public Health Project (full-time) in semester one or semester two. Alternatively, students can take PUBH5703 Public Health Project (part-time) in semester one and semester two. Students should enrol in the unit(s) appropriate to their needs after discussion with the School of Population Health's Director of Postgraduate Studies.

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