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The Master of Research (Population Health Practice) has been designed to facilitate broad, industry-based research training. This research degree incorporates a coursework component that develops an advanced, critical and practical understanding of research principles, methods, data acquisition and analysis. The program includes training in software relevant for the population health workforce including simulation activities for access, creation, cleaning and maintenance of large data sets as well as undertaking various analyses using a range of statistical methods.

Under the supervision of experienced researchers in collaboration with industry partners, candidates will develop, undertake and complete a program of original research. A strong emphasis is placed on authentic, enquiry-based learning in order to develop the research knowledge and skills necessary to join, participate and contribute to research and the wider community. Candidates are mentored and afforded opportunities to disseminate and present their research to diverse audiences through publication and presentation at conferences. Candidates will be exposed to active researchers involved in the development and evaluation of population/public health initiatives and data custodians who routinely work with large state, national and international databases.

Research centres and groups within the School of Health Sciences have a number of ongoing streams of research that involve collaborative, external, national and international partners.

Graduates from the Master of Research (Population Health Practice) may enter or return to the public health workforce or apply to enter a PhD program. Candidates making excellent progress within the Master of Research (Population Health Practice) may apply to upgrade to PhD.

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