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TM5310 - Dissertation 2

Credit points: 9
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Students must contact the subject coordinator Dr Iyke Emeto (theophilus.emeto@jcu.edu.au) prior to enrolment. This subject aims to allow students to demonstrate an indepth level of skill in research in public health and tropical medicine, to a high degree of sophistication. The amount of work required is that associated with a 9 unit subject - this is approximately 390 hours. Students must complete an independent piece of research in order to fulfil the requirements of this subject, as well as an oral presentation describing the research. Research must result in the advancement of knowledge in the field of public health or tropical medicine. Research that does not have this component will not be suitable for successful completion of this subject. Ideally students should submit for assessment of this subject a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal. However this is not a requirement. Students can submit a report, or the research project can be submitted in the format that is appropriate for a published manuscript. However, the work should be of a sufficient standard for publication in a peer reviewed journal. Students may choose to submit more than one manuscript (e.g., two separate manuscripts describing two components of the work) if appropriate. Students must negotiate supervision by relevant academic staff within the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. This should be done with the advice of the subject coordinator. Ethics approvals etc must be obtained from all relevant organisations prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and ethically execute a substantive research-based project, and/or piece of scholarship;
  • integrate and apply an advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of public health and tropical medicine;
  • communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Specifically, students will demonstrate competence in the following tasks: undertake a critical review of the available literature; develop a research proposal; develop an ethics application (where appropriate); conduct a substantial research project and report the findings in a relevant format, in the context of limitations and strengths, and previous literature.

Subject Assessment

  • dissertation (80%)
  • research proposal (10%)
  • oral presentation (10%).
Prerequisites: TM5515 OR TM5516 OR TM5524 OR EQUIVALENT SUBJECT.In addition, the research proprosal must be approved by the Subject Coordinator before enrolling. Ethics Clearance must be obtained prior to conducting the research. Students must have an appropriate mentor as approved by hte Subject Coordinator.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Iyke Emeto, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt
Lecturers: Dr Iyke Emeto, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 390 hours
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Iyke Emeto
Lecturers: Dr Iyke Emeto, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 390 hours
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Iyke Emeto, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt
Lecturers: Dr Iyke Emeto, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 390 hours

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Iyke Emeto
Lecturers: Dr Iyke Emeto, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 390 hours

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.