This unit is designed to be taken by students who want to consolidate their public health training through work on a 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' accumulated knowledge and skills acquired within the Master of Public Health.  The major report draws particularly on models and methods of scientific inquiry provided in the Master of Public Health.

Unit details

Location:
Victoria University Online
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HPO7004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically formulate, evaluate and rationalise your choice to investigate a significant issue in your specialisation area;  
  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. Conduct a critical review of the literature;  
  4. Demonstrate skills in analysing, interpreting and disseminating project results;  
  5. Deliberate the implications of potential project findings for public health practice; and  
  6. Report findings in a professional project report which meets both academic specialisations and conventions around the practice of public health.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Identify a public health topic and justify a related intervention (500 words) 10%
Presentation Develop a project plan on your chosen public health topic including a review of the literature; (1500 words) 30%
Report Professional project report (3000 words) 60%
The total word equivalence of combined assessment tasks is 11,000 words approximate.

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