PUB HLTH 7160B - Master of Research Studies Dissertation - Part B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 7160B Course Master of Research Studies Dissertation - Part B Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 18 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites 21 units of coursework towards the M Res St, including PUB HLTH 7074 Intro to Biostatics, PUB HLTH 7075 Introduction to Epidemiology and PUB HLTH 7078 Qualitative Research Methods in Health. Course Description The M Res St Dissertation provides an opportunity for the student, under supervision from an experienced researcher, to design and execute a research project in an area of public health. M Res St Dissertation - Part A is usually undertaken in the third semester of the program, concurrently with coursework, and is equivalent to 6 units, or half of a full-time student workload; a research proposal must be approved prior to enrolment. M Res St Dissertation - Part B will be taken in the following semester, usually the fourth/final semester of the program and is equivalent to 12 units, being a full-time student workload . Following preparatory work and the research, the student will prepare a dissertation (conventional written narrative, publication, or a combination of conventional and publication formats) embodying the results of original investigation.
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Location: Level 7, 178 North Terrace
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University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. N/A The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. N/A An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. N/A Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. N/A A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. N/A A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. N/A A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. N/A An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. N/A
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