Research Project - Master Epidemiology

Subject POPH90113 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor/s, one hour weekly or fortnightly.
Total Time Commitment:

Total time commitment is expected to average 10 hours per week.


These pre-requisite subjects may be taken concurrently with the Research Project.

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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic (MEGA) Epidemiology
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 0671


Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824

Subject Overview:

To develop a question in Epidemiology which can be answered through the scientific method and to attempt to answer the question whether by a critical review of the published and unpublished literature, by a meta-analysis of the published and unpublished literature, or by the analysis of an existing data set, or by the development of a protocol.


Following the completion of this subject, students will have developed a range of skills and a sound understanding of research methods that will enable them to: critically appraise the research literature relevant to their proposal; formulate a research question; provide a rationale for the choice of research question, the research design and analytic methods; summarise, analyse and interpret research findings; present their research as formal oral presentations; and write up their research as a research report &/or as a journal manuscript.


A 15-minute verbal presentation (10%); a final 15-minute presentation (20%); a written submission, suitable for publication of between 5,000-8.000 words (70%). Students must pass the written research report assessment and must receive a combined score for the research report and the presentations of at least 50% in order to pass this subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Course(s): Master of Epidemiology

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