Module Catalogues

The Practice of Public Health V: Final Year Project

Module Title The Practice of Public Health V: Final Year Project
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 10.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester ACYR

Aims and Fit of Module

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.