Undergraduate Course: International Public Health Policy Project (IPHP10004)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The IPHP project aims to allow students to gain specialised knowledge of a key contemporary issue in global health policy and to develop transferable research, project management, and written communication skills. Students will identify their project topic by the end of Block 1, Semester 1. A list of potential topics and themes will be provided earlier in the semester; students will nominate their preferred topic / theme and develop a specific project idea in discussion with supervisors. Projects will usually involve a literature review, policy analysis, and/or analysis of secondary data. The project will be assessed by means of a written project plan (10%) submitted in January, and a scientific dissertation (90%) to be submitted in April/May.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 8,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The project will be assessed by means of a written project plan (10% - 1000 words) submitted in January, and a scientific dissertation (90% - 8000 words) to be submitted in April/May.
|No Exam Information
| Completion of the project will help students develop their skills in:
- Defining a specific research question.
- Identifying and critically appraising relevant existing literature.
- Determining an appropriate research methodology.
- Completing a planned study within a pre-determined time scale.
- Reflecting on the implications of research findings.
- Written presentation of research findings.
Working effectively under an appropriate level of supervision.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The project will be undertaken over the full academic year. Students can expect around 5 (maximum 8) one to one meetings with their project supervisor over the course of the academic year.
|Course organiser||Mr Mark Hellowell
Tel: (0131 6)51 1330
|Course secretary||Mr Brodie Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)51 3139