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PUBH890 MPH Dissertation

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
Teaching period(s) 3rd Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 19 June 2019), 3rd Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 19 June 2019), 3rd Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 19 June 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,493.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $18,980.00

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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
MPH graduates will have developed research skills that may be applied in public health policy, practice or research settings.

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Timetable

3rd Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 19 June 2019)

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

3rd Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 19 June 2019)

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

3rd Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 19 June 2019)

Location
Wellington
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 0.5000
Points 60 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, 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020), First Semester, Second Semester, Full Year, 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020), First Semester, Second Semester, Full Year, 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,603.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $19,739.00

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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.wellington@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@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
MPH graduates will have developed research skills that may be applied in public health policy, practice or research settings.

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Timetable

Full Year

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

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020)

Location
Christchurch
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

Second Semester

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

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020)

Location
Dunedin
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

Full Year

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

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 17 June 2020)

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