PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE THESIS

PHE6THP

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is the thesis component of a professional doctorate. It is expected that the thesis topic will be relevant to the profession in which the student works. The degree of rigour and intellectual standing is the same as that of a PhD but not as extensive in scope.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is taken by professional doctorate candidates who wish to study part-time.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHow to write a thesisRecommendedMurray, R 2000OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an original and relevant contribution to professional knowledge.

Activities:
Application of theory to designing and implementing a research project; Analysis and interpretation of collected data

02. Critically appraise relevant research literature applicable to professional knowledge and practice.

Activities:
Critical reflection on relevant bodies of literature

03. Appreciate and understand the potential contribution of a research project to the wider field of professional knowledge and practice.

Activities:
Critical reflection on the relative contribution of the research project to current and future knowledge and practice; Discussion with supervisory team and professional peers

04. Critique methodological research techniques and the application of contemporary professional knowledge and research.

Activities:
Critical reflection on research methodologies and techniques and how knowledge and research are applied; Discussion with supervisory team and professional peers

05. Communicate in a clear, concise and authoritative manner appropriate to the field of research and professional area.

Activities:
Participation in conferences, research seminars and workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 2.0 hours supervisor consultation every four weeks and delivered via blended.
"Students are expected to have regular contact with their research supervisor."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 60,000-word thesisSubmitted after enrolment in thesis unit totaling 240 credit points.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 2.0 hours supervisor consultation every four weeks and delivered via blended.
"Students are expected to have regular contact with their research supervisor."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 60,000-word thesisSubmitted after enrolment in thesis unit totaling 240 credit points.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05