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Public Health Project is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University. The unit’s model of learning is autonomous and self-directed, providing you with opportunity to develop expertise in a health area of your choice. You will plan, research, and present a public health project relevant to research in progress by the university’s School of Public Health or the Faculty of Health Sciences.
To begin with, you will investigate areas of research that match your interests and skills, before choosing one to construct your project around. Following this, you will investigate the broader parameters of public health and how they intersect with your topic. You will then create a report that critically reviews and evaluates a specific public health issue.
Ultimately, Public Health Project enhances your critical thinking and research skills, as well as equipping you with research strategies unique to the field of public health. Through critically reviewing a public health topic, you will gain the experience and the ability to conduct future projects in a professional context.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Public Health Project unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an elective requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Strategies to improve and maintain public health are vitally important – particularly in the context of our modern society where cases of obesity, cardiovascular disease and chronic illness continue to rise.
Therefore, to be able to prove that you can successfully conduct investigations into the state of public health, and provide analysis and solutions, is a fantastic gateway to a job in public health policy. From an employer’s perspective, they will see great vocational synergy with your academic experience and the type of projects you will be tasked with in real world contexts.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.