Master of Public Health Reseearch Project MED5479P
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: Health and Wellbeing
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
The research project is an independent piece of work which students undertake under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Projects may comprise: empirical research, secondary data analysis, evaluation or audit, a systematic approach to literature review or case study.
This course will feature lectures as well as meetings with the project supervisor.
Requirements of Entry
Research Project = 10,000-12,000 words.
On successful completion of the MPH project students will be able to:
■ Apply knowledge of research methods to design, develop and autonomously carry out a research project relevant to public health.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Formulate and critically evaluate public health research questions and develop relevant research designs to answer these.
■ Identify relevant literature using computerised information systems including electronic bibliographic databases and synthesise extracted data.
■ Critically analyse public health research data.
■ Critically select an appropriate research design and explain the variety of research designs appropriate for use within public health research.
■ Present research progress, defend methods chosen and respond to suggestions for improvement from colleagues.
■ Work independently to reach research milestones and satisfactorily complete the research project.
■ Write a concise scientific account of their project work using a scientific style appropriate to the project topic.
■ Design a strategy for dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.