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Unit Code: EPI705

Unit Name: Health Research Proposal

Description: EPI705 is a blended course co-facilitated by members of the Epidemiology & Biostatistics Team at the SPHPC with support from other faculty members in the school . All course materials will be provided through the FNU Moodle platform and there will be face to face sessions in the form of weekly lectures. The course runs over 15 weeks with a mid semester break in Week 8.Students will review the principles of research and study design before learning and applying knowledge on the development of a research study from concept to a full research proposal. it is expected that students will begin the semester with an identified area of interest for research. prior knowledge is assumed: it is expected that students would have already been introduced to the basic concepts of research design and data analysis in prior courses. Assessment for the course will be divided into 40% for continuous assessment and 60% for the end point assessment which will be a fully developed research proposal. Tutorial activities will be online and each week students will be expected to complete a prescribed online activity. 80% attendance for the course is mandatory.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Analyse the health research and ethics process 2. Assess a health problem and formulate a research question to address this problem 3. Appraise the literature on a health problem and synthesize findings into a relevant and coherent literature review 4. Select an appropriate study approach and study methods to use in order to answer a research question in the local context 5. Describe appropriate methods of data analysis for a specific research study 6. Defend a full proposal for a research study that addresses a specific health related issue 7. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in research writing

Prerequisite: EPI500 or EPI600 or EPI 606

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 1,2