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TM5310 - Dissertation 2

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Students need to contact the subject coordinator Reinhold.Muller@jcu.edu.au prior to enrolment.

This subject aims to allow students to demonstrate a level of skill in research in public health or tropical medicine to a greater degree of sophistication than TM5549. The amount of work required is that associated with a 9 unit subject; approximately 360 hours of personal time. Students must undertake an original research project of a relevant issue to such a level that the outcome can be published in a peer reviewed journal. 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. The student must negotiate supervision by academic staff within the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, obtain approval of research methodology from the SPHTM Research Committee and ethics approval from the JCU Ethics Committee. The expected outcome is acceptance of a manuscript by a peer reviewed journal. Once accepted, the manuscript will be evaluated by the SPHTM Research Committee and a decision made about its contribution to existing knowledge. Prior to enrolment in this subject students should consult with the subject coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

  • undertake a critical review of the available literature;
  • develop a research proposal;
  • develop an ethics aplication;
  • conduct a research and/or development project;
  • present work in a suitable format.
Prerequisites: EG TM5515 OR TM5516 OR TM5524 OR EQUIVALENT SUBJECT GRANTED CREDITThe research proposal has been approved by the subject coordinator; Ethics clearance has been given for the research proposal; you previously successfully completed a postgraduate research methodology subject; you have established contact with suitable mentors


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: dissertation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Kerrianne Watt
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: dissertation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.