PUB HLTH 4200A - Honours Thesis Part I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 4200A Course Honours Thesis Part I Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Prerequisites PUB HLTH 4020OL Restrictions Available to HHLTH and HMEDS students only Course Description The course involves a series of tasks necessary for the preparation of the Honours thesis, including the selection of a topic and supervisor, preparation of a research proposal (core coursework 3 units), ethics application, seminar presentations, data collection, data analysis, the write-up of the thesis, including the completion of a full literature review, reporting of results and thesis submission. A small number of information seminars will be held to assist students with their thesis writing and to plan out future course-work applications.
Course StaffHonours Coordinator: Professor Peng Bi
Phone: +61 8313 3583
Location: Level 8 Hughes Building
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 To develop the skills required to conduct independent research, including the ability to conduct effective literature searches and compile information (e.g., using Endnote) 2 To consolidate and extend knowledge into the use of statistical packages required quantitative analysis (e.g., R, SPSS and excel) and/or develop the capacity to apply advanced qualitative methods 3 To be able to develop an appropriate research methodology to investigate a research problem or issue relevant to public health 4 To appreciate the ethical and logistical issues associated with conducting an independent research project 5 To work collaboratively with other staff (supervisors) to develop and design a research project 6 To be able to communicate scientific ideas effectively. This includes the ability to consolidate and critically appraise literature, generate hypotheses, describe methodologies, present results and discuss the results in light of previous literature 7 To be able to give a research presentation in a conference-style format
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
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. 1, 2, 3, 6 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 6 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3, 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5, 6, 7 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 2 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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Learning Activities Summary
Specific Course Requirements
Small Group Discovery Experience
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Assessment Related Requirements
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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