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HSH731 - Minor Project A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Georgia Babatsikos
Trimester 2: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and Greer Lamaro Haintz


One of HSH725 or HSH744 or HSH746



Incompatible with:



*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

The minor project is worth two credit points comprised HSH731 and HSH732. These may be undertaken:

(a) concurrently by students wishing to complete the minor project in one trimester (students enrol in both HSH731 and HSH732 in the same trimester); or

(b) sequentially enrol in HSH731 in one trimester followed by HSH732 in the next trimester.


This unit enables students to improve their knowledge and skills in research planning, data analysis, and presentation of findings relative to public health. Students are required to conduct an in-depth study of an area that is linked to their current studies in the Master of Health Promotion, Master of Public Health, Postgraduate Planning or that is relevant to their professional activities and experience.

Students can choose one of the following options:

1. An expansive and critical analysis of the literature in an area of particular interest and importance in health promotion or public health that culminates in recommendations for health promotion or public health policy, research, education or practice.

2. Developing a design for a research or evaluation study in an area of health promotion. The protocol includes a brief literature review, study design and methods, and completed relevant ethics applications.

3. Data analysis of an existing data set. The report will include discussion of the data set, data analysis techniques, and relevant ethics applications. This option needs to be negotiated with the Unit Chairs.


Assessment task 1: Project Proposal (~500 words) Ungraded Pass
Assessment task 2: Interim report (~500 words) Ungraded Pass
Assessment task 3: Oral presentation (15 minutes) and presentation abstract 20%
Assessment task 4: Written report (~8000-10 000 words) 80%

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