Directed Study in Social Health

Subject 505-404 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Supervised Project
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours of supervision, plus self-directed learning.
Total Time Commitment: In addition to the stated contact hours, students are expected to spend at least 7 hours of study for each hour of contact.
Prerequisites: Normally students may only enrol in this subject after the completion of at least two subjects at Graduate Diploma or Masters level in Social Health.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Centre for Health and Society

School of Population Health

Subject Overview: The content of this subject is individually negotiated between the student and a supervisor appointed by the subject co-ordinator, on the basis of the academic areas of expertise of the available supervisors, and the interests of the student. A list of available supervisors and their nominated fields of study is available from the subject co-ordinator. This subject functions to provide students with the opportunity to do supervised work on a particular topic area which is not covered in depth in other subjects. The assessment includes a literature review or annotated bibliography, and an essay. The exact form of the work will be negotiated between student and supervisor.

  • Develop independent research skills
  • Learn to synthesise findings from published research papers relevant to the study
  • Gain familiarity with key relevant theoretical positions in the study's disciplinary area
Assessment: Annotated bibliography of approximately 1,000 words, due mid semester (30%); Essay of approximately 3,000 words due at end of semester (70%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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This subject is not available in the Master of Public Health.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Social Health
Graduate Diploma in Social Health (Health Care History)
Graduate Diploma in Social Health (Health Ethics)
Graduate Diploma in Social Health (Medical Anthropology)

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