1 x 50-minute on-line lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute on-line tutorial weekly
% = any matching topic, eg BIOL1% includes BIOL1101, BIOL1102 etc
1 Admission into GCHP-Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion
1a Admission into MHID-Master of Health and International Development
1b Admission into MPH%
2 1 of PHCA9501, PHCA8001, PHCA8501
3 1 of PHCA9503, PHCA8503, PHCA8007
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
PHCA8517 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic will introduce translational research that translates research conducted under controlled experimental conditions into practical, "real-world" applications. The focus will be on balancing the competing demands of internal and external validity. Specifically, this topic will provide students with the skills required to evaluate the rigour of cancer prevention research and determine its relevance to the wider community. In addition, students will learn the translational research process and the mechanisms underlying the development of interventions sustainable in the real world. The RE-AIM framework will be discussed as one approach to the development of translational research design. Students will complete the subject by planning a translational research project that is well designed and has the potential to make a difference in the community.
Educational aims
To provide students with the opportunity and skills to critically evaluate an intervention aimed at the prevention of chronic disease and to plan their own research project. The study will examine the requirements for assessing efficacy and effectiveness in cancer prevention programs and implications for issues of equity.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students should be able to:

  • Select appropriate strategies for various types of behaviour change in a range of different settings

  • Evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions/health promotion programs

  • Utilise the RE-AIM framework to develop and assess cancer prevention programs.

  • Plan the implementation and evaluation of a cancer prevention program