• Code POPH4005
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Population Health
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Population Health
  • Areas of interest Medicine, Medical Science, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Kamalini Lokuge
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

This course can be taken fully remotely in Sem 2, however student-supervisor meetings may take place in-person with appropriate social distancing

The population health honours project is intended for students who have completed an undergraduate program with a major in population health or a cognate discipline. This project is taken over the course of the honours study and culminates in the production of a thesis. Honours is a solid foundation in the basics of research and can be an entry into many careers both within and outside of population health.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge in an area of science.
2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts in population health, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
3. Analyse and interpret original population health research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods in population health to collect original research data.
5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Indicative Assessment

1. Draft outline of research protocol (20%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
2. Final written research paper (60%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
3. Supplementary material demonstrating skills but not suitable for inclusion in the research paper (20%; LO 3,4)

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

35 hours/week for full-time (24 unit) enrolment

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Population Health to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

A health care background is recommended but not essential. Basic knowledge of statistics would be an advantage

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $700 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $1000 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3871 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3872 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3976 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4795 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8887 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View
8888 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8991 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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