Research Project in Women's Health

Subject 505-947 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Supervised project over two semesters
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor, one hour weekly or fortnightly.
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment is expected to average 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 505-948 Research Project Development
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.

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Key Centre for Women's Health in Society

School of Population Health

Subject Overview:

The Research Project must be in an area of relevance to women's health and the topic approved by the student's supervisor. The research project may be a conceptual or theoretical analysis, and may include quantitative and/or qualitative research. It should include a literature review and may include secondary analysis of data. Normally, students complete their coursework requirements before being enrolled for supervision of their Research Project. Students may wish to develop their research for dissemination to a wider audience by the preparation, in consultation with their supervisor, of an article for publication in the peer reviewed literature.


After completion of the research Project candidates will demonstrate their ability to

  • review critically the existing research literature in an area of Women's Health
  • frame a research question and choose appropriate methods of investigation
  • demonstrate the development of advanced research methodology skills
  • design, conduct and evaluate research in Women's Health
  • present their findings in a written Research Report
  • communicate their findings in oral form

8000-10,000 word research report (70%)

15-minute work in progress oral presentation (10%);

30-minute final oral presentation (20%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students will demonstrate

  • highly developed skills in searching bibliographic data bases and synthesising evidence
  • advanced skills in the critical appraisal of evidence
  • advanced capacity to develop, sustain and interpret an academic argument
  • highly developed problem solving skills
  • highly developed oral and written communication skills

Links to further information:

This subject is the existing Research Project in Women's Health in the Master of Public Health Women's Health Specialisation.

Related Course(s): Master of Public Health

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