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Course Overview

This course will provide the students with a ‘hands on’ experience in conducting a project for three 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

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 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 Public Health 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 proposal/protocol, collect data/information, analyse and interpret the findings. Students will experience the application of the knowledge and skills in health care investigation, in a Public Health context.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Lead supervisor report (10%); professional public health report (6000 words) or Academic publication manuscript (3000 words excluding tables, appendices and references) 70%); poster presentation (10%); protocol presentation (10%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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