MPH5232 - Research conduct, analysis, write-up and submission - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sandra Braaf

Coordinator(s)

Dr Sandra Braaf

Unit guides

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Off-campus)

Prerequisites

MPH5231, Distinction (70-79%) or High Distinction (80% or higher) in MPH5040 and Distinction (70-79%) or High Distinction (80% or higher) in MPH5041.

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 0046, 2311, 2312, 2872, M6008, M6024, M6082. International students enrolled in M6028 must be enrolled in MPH5231

Synopsis

This is the final unit of two units designed to allow students to complete the conduct and write-up of a research project in the field of population health or clinical research. In this unit, students will complete the research project described in the research proposal developed in MPH5231. Students will interrogate data using acceptable analytical processes, and write-up the research project in a format and style suitable for publication in an academic setting.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their ability to manage data collection and/or analysis
  2. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones
  3. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback
  4. Analyse and present data in a clear, concise and systematic manner
  5. Recognise the strengths and limitations of their research design
  6. Understand, and experience, the practicalities of research project management
  7. Suggest directions for future research in their specialist area
  8. Demonstrate the capacity to write in a format and style appropriate for an academic audience of academic publication.

Assessment

Completion and submission of project report (7,000 - 8,000 words) (100%)

Workload requirements

Regular contact and consultation with supervisor either face to face or electronic.

6 hours per week for self-directed study and research related activities.

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