PUB HLTH 7153 - Major Research Project

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

This course will provide training in research skills including planning and conducting a research project in public health, and will include a series of workshop on topics including research planning and skills, data management, oral and written presentation. Assessment will be in the form of a project report and oral presentation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PUB HLTH 7153
    Course Major Research Project
    Coordinating Unit Public Health
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 16 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PUB HLTH 7300OL
    Incompatible PUB HLTH 7119, PUB HLTH 7122A, PUB HLTH 7122B, PUB HLTH 7133A, PUB HLTH 7133B, PUB HLTH 7134A, PUB HLTH 7134B and PUB HLTH 7095EX
    Assumed Knowledge Completed course courses for Master of Public Health
    Restrictions Available to MPH students only
    Course Description This course will provide training in research skills including planning and conducting a research project in public health, and will include a series of workshop on topics including research planning and skills, data management, oral and written presentation. Assessment will be in the form of a project report and oral presentation.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Rothmore

    Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Rothmore

    Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Rothmore
    Phone: +61 8313 3568
    Email: paul.rothmore@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 9, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building

    Student & Program Support Services Hub
    Email: askhealthsc@adelaide.edu.au
    Phone: +61 8313 0273
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Demonstrate the skills required to conduct independent research, including the ability to obtain data, analyse data and draw  inferences and make appropriate conclusions based on the analysis.
    2 Identify and communicate the ethical dimensions of research and demonstrate the skills and attitudes of an ethical researcher.
    3 Use appropriate written and oral communication style and terminology to present evidence-based ideas effectively.
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1-3
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1-3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    N/A
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1-3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Access to bibliographic databases and peer-reviewed journals and relevant software for analysis.

    Recommended Resources
    N/A
    Online Learning
    N/A
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    See PUB HLTH 7153 - Major Research Project North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
    https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108326/1/sem-1/2019/
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The major research project is a 6 unit course equivalent to approximately 20 hours of work per week.

    Learning Activities Summary
    See PUB HLTH 7153 - Major Research Project North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
    https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108326/1/sem-1/2019/
    Specific Course Requirements
    N/A
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    N/A
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    See PUB HLTH 7153 - Major Research Project North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
    https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108326/1/sem-1/2019/ 

    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    Assessment Detail
    See PUB HLTH 7153 - Major Research Project North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
    https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108326/1/sem-1/2019/ 

    Submission
    See PUB HLTH 7153 - Major Research Project North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
    https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108326/1/sem-1/2019/ 

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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