Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students enrol in a research project plus thesis equivalent 45 credit points for the MPH & double degrees (12,500 words). Enrolment is through PHE5THA, PHE5THB, PHE5THC, PHE5THD (each 15 credit points). Students must have enrolled in at least three or four Minor Thesis subjects (depending on their course) as a precondition for thesis submission. Students must be enrolled while they are working on their research and thesis and must be enrolled at the time of submission. A research supervisor will be negotiated for all students. The Minor Thesis is supported by a supervisor (to be appointed in consultation with La Trobe staff, as appropriate.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline de Moel

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject runs over two years (part-time).

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. To plan and execute original research in the field of public health.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline de Moel

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 3.00 hours supervisor consultation per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.
Equivalent to 36 hours of class contact


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10,000-15,000-word thesis.

10-15,000-word thesis to be completed across multiple subjects including PHE5THA, PHE5THB, PHE5THC, PHE5THD. The word count is cumulative and only one 10-15,000-word thesis needs to be completed. The thesis grade will be awarded after the final submission.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo100 SILO1