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MD8007 - Independent Study: Dissertation

Credit points: 9
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to any experienced medical practitioner currently working in a rural or remote location.

This subject allows rural medical practitioners to select a clinical topic of relevance to their current practice in a rural or remote context, to critically review the relevant scientific literature and to prepare a dissertation on that topic.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to conduct a systematic review of the relevant clinical literature relevant to the selected topic;
  • ability to write a dissertation in the form of a scientific paper intended for submission for publication. The paper will include a review of the literature, methodology, results and statistical analyses and will be fully referenced.
Prerequisites: MD8001 and MD8002


Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Assessment: thesis.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)
Coord/Lect: Professor Tarun Sen Gupta.
Assessment: thesis.

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.