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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course will provide the students with a ‘hands on’ experience in conducting an extensive individual project over a period of 6 months, in a Public Health context.  This project will address a particular Public Health issue and is designed to develop the core competence in identifying and handling Public Health questions and their answers by the methods of enquiry and analysis relevant to the full range of health services and public health activities. Students will experience the application of the knowledge and skills in health care investigation, in a Public Health context.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 90 credits (45 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Amudha Poobalan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

During the time of conducting the research projects, students will be placed within a variety of settings such as an academic unit, or within other work-based placements such as the local Health Board/authority, voluntary sector, hospital or community-based clinical setting etc.

Student will work closely with two experts; one in the subject/topic area and the other in methodology. Students will develop a detailed research protocol, collect data, analyse and interpret the findings. Students will experience the application of the knowledge and skills in health care research, in a Public Health context.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Protocol presentation/research plan (10%) in the second stage - students must pass this assessment to continue on the extended project; lead supervisor report (10%); academic publication manuscript (3000 words excluding tables, appendices and references (70%); poster presentation (10%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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