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Module Code: DPH301
Module Title: The Practice of Public Health V: Final Year Project
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
This year-long module will provide students with the opportunity to work in a supervised context in order to explore a substantial public health problem in detail. During the project students will be expected to employ pertinent theory and skills acquired throughout the BSc programme. This module provides students with the opportunity to pursue a substantial piece of guided research culminating in a 10,000 word thesis.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate the ability to translate theory and application into research.

B Distinguish a substantial public health issue and design a research methodology that will provide the best assessment of the issue.

C Plan and carry out a proper literature review to situate this research within a domain.

D Devise a valorization of why it is relevant to conduct this research at this time in this context.

E Demonstrate effective time management in carrying out the research.

F Manage and perform all aspects of research appropriately.

G Plan and employ solutions to address identified research challenges.

H Critically appraise the strengths and weaknesses of the research performed.

I Create an appropriate written thesis of the research project.

J Demonstrate a formal oral presentation defending research methods and findings.

Method of teaching and learning 
Supervision that encourages independent learning guides the Final Year project. The project is composed of two major elements—a proposal and an interim report, which provide an opportunity for monitoring progress and giving formative feedback. The supervisor has regular contact with student throughout the duration of the project to provide direction and advice as needed. Lectures addressing particular skills are also provided to students.
Students will meet with their Supervisor throughout the year. In general, a final project will progress through four main stages that approximate the following suggested timeline, but to ultimately be agreed upon between supervisor and supervisee.

Stage 1 (approximately weeks 1-6 Semester 1) Research Proposal with Literature Review

At the end of six weeks students should have submitted a research proposal with a short review of the literature, primary and secondary research questions, an appropriate methodology by which to examine research questions, the research instrument (ie; interview schedule, survey, etc.), informed consent and ethical considerations, and timeline and feasibility.

Stage 2 (approximately Weeks 7-14 Semester 1) Conducting Research

After approval of the research proposal by their supervisor the student may conduct the research. The research may be carried into the beginning of the second semester as needed.

Stage 3 (approximately Weeks 1-4 Semester 2) Data Analysis

All quantitative and qualitative analysis should be carried out in this period.

Stage 4 (approximately Weeks 5-14 Semester 2) Project Report/Thesis

The student should allow adequate time to write a full report of their research project.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 12    23  2    263  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Research Proposal 15.00
2 Interim/Progress Report 15.00
3 Research Thesis (10,000 Words) Research Thesis (10,000 Words) Research Thesis 60.00
4 Research Presentation (With Oral Defense Of Research Methodology, Findings, And Conclusions) 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 3:14:59 AM