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TM5549 - Dissertation 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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 higher level of skill in research in public health or tropical medicine than TM5527. The amount of work required is that associated with a 6 unit subject; approximately 240 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. 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 before enrolment. The expected outcome is acceptance of the manuscript by a peer reviewed journal.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop a proposal for the major project;
  • perform an appropriately scaled research and/or development project, under the guidance of a staff member;
  • present work in a suitable form for assessment;
  • undertake a critical review of the available literature.
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

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 120 hours
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: project report.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 120 hours
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: project report.
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.