Monash University Handbooks 2008

DPH6005 - Doctor of public health: Public health practice

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Professor M Abramson


Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2008 (Day)


Supervised practical placement in University Departments and Centres, hospitals, affiliated research Institutes, community health services, non-government organisations or the Dept of Human Services. Giving students the opportunity to interact with practising public health professionals. Students are co-supervised by a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences academic staff.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of quantative research methods in public health;
  2. design, develop and present an original research protocol;
  3. prepare an application for approval by an Ethics Committee;
  4. design and outline methods for validating a questionnaire suitable for data entry; and
  5. write a paper suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.


Written report 100%


DPH6001 and DPH6002

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