Subject Code and Title PUBH6008: Capstone A: Applied Research Project in Public Health
Assessment Assessment 1: Project Outline
Length One page
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
1. Plan and write a research proposal
3. Develop research skills and apply these to a public health issue
4. Conduct a small literature review which critically analyses key issues on a public health research topic
Submission Due Sunday following the end of Module 2 at 11:55pm AEST/AEDT*
Total Marks Not Applicable
•Please Note: This time is Sydney time (AEST or AEDT). Please convert to your own time zone (e.g. Adelaide = 11:25pm).
Students must discuss with their learning facilitator a potential project idea in module 1, week 1. By the end of module 1, students will be required to submit to their learning facilitator a one page outline of the project (non-graded) and a GANTT chart describing their project timeline.
The outline/summary will clearly identify the issue under investigation and justify its significance, and broadly explain how the project will be approached and its feasibility. The learning facilitator must approve the project and evaluate it in terms of its feasibility, scope, workload implications, ethics and rigour. You must not proceed on the project without the approval of the learning facilitator. Failure to obtain approval of the project idea at an early stage may lead to delays in the development of the project.
Students may select a topic related to their current public health practice/program/organization, or may analyse publically available datasets (e.g. Google Explore) or publicly available online text content as part of their research project.