PHM820/PHM840 Research Project:
|This unit will develop the knowledge and skills required to plan and implement a substantial research-based project in the public health or health research areas, under the supervision of an experienced researcher. As the generation of knowledge and the applicability of findings to the fields of public health and health research are essential aspects of research, the topic should be current, relevant and attempt to fill identified gaps in the literature and/or practice.
Students will: select an appropriate research topic; critique current evidence through the analysis and articulation of the relevant literature; consider and utilise ethical research principles and processes; prepare a research proposal; select and apply appropriate research principles and methods; and produce a thesis or alternative piece of writing which embodies the results of the research. The scope of the project needs to be appropriate to complete and write up the research within the designated time frame. Students must contact the Research Project Coordinator prior to enrolment to check eligibility, discuss suitable research topics and find a suitable supervisor.
This is a 20 credit point repeatable unit for students who will complete the research project part-time over two semesters. Assessment 2 is to be submitted in the final semester.
Students will be eligible to enrol in the PHM820/PHM840 Research Project when they have completed 80 credit points of work that includes all core units from the Master of Public Health or Master of Health Research degree, or 120 credit points of the Master of Public Health/Master of Health Research Double Degree.
The PHM820/PHM840 Research Project is a requirement of both the Master of Public Health/Master of Health Research Double Degree and the Master of Health Research.
Master of Public Health students can choose whether they complete their course with the PHM820/PHM840 Research Project or coursework units only. Master of Public Health students are advised to choose electives that will build research related skills such as Biostatistics, Research Design and Research Skills. It is strongly advised to enrol in this unit only if you have achieved at the credit level or above (particularly in the research methodology units that will underpin your research design). Students who do not have a good understanding of the research methodology are unlikely to successfully complete this unit.
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