units

DPH6005

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Coordinator(s)

Dr Robert Hall

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Supervised practical placement in University Departments and Centres, hospitals, affiliated research Institutes, community health services, non-government organisations or the Dept of Human Services. Giving students the opportunity to interact with practising public health professionals. Students are co-supervised by a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences academic staff.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of quantative research methods in public health;
  2. design, develop and present an original research protocol;
  3. prepare an application for approval by an Ethics Committee;
  4. design and outline methods for validating a questionnaire suitable for data entry; and
  5. write a paper suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

Assessment

Written report 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

DPH6001 and DPH6002