PUB HLTH 4600B - Honours Research Project Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 4600B Course Honours Research Project Part 2 Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 18 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites PUB HLTH 4500 OL Restrictions Only available to students enrolled in BHlthMedSc(Hons) Course Description The course is designed for students to develop knowledge and skills in a chosen research field as well as general skills in working independently, critical reasoning, scientific writing and presentation. The course will expose students to a professional research environment and provide the opportunity to contribute to the body of knowledge in the public health domain. To this end students will be expected to engage in an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisor.
Course Coordinator: Dr Clare Hume
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Course Learning Outcomes
Critically appraise research evidence in a specific area relevant to public health
Formulate a research question relevant to public health
Select and justify an appropriate research design to investigate the research question
Demonstrate the skills required to conduct a research project and analyse and interpret research findings
Identify and communicate the ethical dimensions of research and demonstrate the skills and attitudes of an ethical researcher
Use appropriate communication styles and terminology to present research findings effectively in oral and written forms
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 - 4 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, 4, 5 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 - 6 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, 5 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
4 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
Access to bibliographical databases and peer-reviewed journals and relevant software for analysis.
All students enrolled in the course will be able to obtain an electronic copy of the Honours Research Project Handbook through the University Intranet (MyUni http://www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/).
Recommended ResourcesAll students enrolled in the course will be able to obtain an electronic copy of the Honours Research Project Handbook through the University Intranet (MyUni http://www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/). Additional course-related material will be available through MyUni.
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Assessment Related Requirements
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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