This unit is designed to be taken by students who want to consolidate their public health training through work on professional project in public health. Students are required to participate in a number of key phases and activities of a public health program or project and write a major report that outlines the processes and outcomes of the project. The project requires the application and integration of students with accumulated knowledge and skills acquired within the HMPG Master of Public Health.  The major report draws particularly on models and methods of scientific inquiry provided in HMPG Master of Public Health. 

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
24
Unit code:
HMG7400

Prerequisites

HMG7950 - Research Methods in Public Health

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply the skills and knowledge acquired in their public health studies to a professional setting in global nutrition or active living;  
  2. Conceptually map and interrogate the issues and challenges of designing, planning and implementing a public health project in an organisational environment (either in a community-based, regional, governmental or international setting) with reference to achieving strategic outcomes;  
  3. Critically review, select and apply inquiry designs and methodologies appropriate to the completion of the professional project;  
  4. Compose a reflective practice journal which will contribute to the formulation of lifelong learning strategies within their professional practice; and  
  5. Produce a professional project report which meets both academic specialisations and conventions around the practice of public health.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Log of hours and list of tasks worked on the project signed by the supervisor (1000 words) 10%
Journal Learning journal involving a minimum of fifteen substantive entries (1000 words) 10%
Performance End-of-project evaluation of student's performance by the project supervisor using a proficiency-based 'pro-forma' 15%
Presentation End-of-project (2000 words) 15%
Report Professional Project Report (7,000 words) 50%
The total word equivalence of combined assessment tasks is 11,000 words approximate.

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