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PUBH890 MPH Dissertation

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A supervised dissertation of up to 20,000 words presenting the results of an original study on a relevant topic in the student’s area of interest within public health.

The aim of the paper is to give the student the opportunity to

  • Develop an understanding of the process of planning, developing and carrying out a research project under supervision
  • Work on a topic of interest within the broad context of public health
  • Apply course methods and principles independently of course teaching

Paper title MPH Dissertation
Paper code PUBH890
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year, Full Year, 1st Non standard period (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,715.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $20,726.00

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Limited to
MPH
Eligibility
The University of Otago expects those proceeding to the Master of Public Health to have attained a minimum of a good B grade average overall (73%) for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, including a B+ in a research methods paper relevant to your dissertation topic.
Contact

Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Approach the relevant department to discuss your topic and supervision. Once you have commenced your dissertation, regular meetings with your supervisor(s) will be arranged.

Paper Structure

PUBH 890 is for students enrolling in an MPH Dissertation for:

  • Full-time over the first semester
    Or
  • Full-time over the second semester
    Or
  • Part-time over one year (full-year)

Note: If you need to enrol for one semester part-time, enrol in PUBH 891.

Teaching Arrangements

Approach the relevant department to discuss your topic and supervision. Once you have commenced your dissertation, regular meetings with your supervisor(s) will be arranged.

Textbooks
Texts depend on your dissertation topic. Discuss with your supervisor and make use of the University's library services.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • show evidence of advanced knowledge about a specialist field of enquiry
  • demonstrate mastery of sophisticated theoretical subject matter, where appropriate
  • evaluate critically the findings and discussions in the literature
  • research, analyse and argue from evidence
  • work independently and apply knowledge to new situations
  • engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving.
  • demonstrate a high order of skill in the planning, execution and completion of piece of original research
  • apply research skills learned during the study programme to new situations.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

A supervised dissertation of up to 20,000 words presenting the results of an original study on a relevant topic in the student’s area of interest within public health.

The aim of the paper is to give the student the opportunity to

  • Develop an understanding of the process of planning, developing and carrying out a research project under supervision
  • Work on a topic of interest within the broad context of public health
  • Apply course methods and principles independently of course teaching

Paper title MPH Dissertation
Paper code PUBH890
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year, Full Year, 1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022), 1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022), 1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022), First Semester, First Semester, First Semester, Second Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MPH
Eligibility
The University of Otago expects those proceeding to the Master of Public Health to have attained a minimum of a good B grade average overall (73%) for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, including a B+ in a research methods paper relevant to your dissertation topic.
Contact

Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.psm@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Approach the relevant department to discuss your topic and supervision. Once you have commenced your dissertation, regular meetings with your supervisor(s) will be arranged.

Paper Structure

PUBH 890 is for students enrolling in an MPH Dissertation for:

  • Full-time over the first semester
    Or
  • Full-time over the second semester
    Or
  • Part-time over one year (full-year)

Note: If you need to enrol for one semester part-time, enrol in PUBH 891.

Teaching Arrangements

Approach the relevant department to discuss your topic and supervision. Once you have commenced your dissertation, regular meetings with your supervisor(s) will be arranged.

Textbooks
Texts depend on your dissertation topic. Discuss with your supervisor and make use of the University's library services.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • show evidence of advanced knowledge about a specialist field of enquiry
  • demonstrate mastery of sophisticated theoretical subject matter, where appropriate
  • evaluate critically the findings and discussions in the literature
  • research, analyse and argue from evidence
  • work independently and apply knowledge to new situations
  • engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving.
  • demonstrate a high order of skill in the planning, execution and completion of piece of original research
  • apply research skills learned during the study programme to new situations.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None