Developing Your Project Proposal

Case Assignment

Use the scholarly literature to identify an environmental/occupational health, global health security, health education, or public health problem that will serve as the focus of your integrative project. Select the type or form of project you wish to conduct—a literature review, program plan, program evaluation, policy analysis, or research proposal—and in a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  1. What is your rationale for addressing the problem you have chosen? What contribution will examining this problem make to you professionally as you enter the field?
  2. What resources will you require to complete your project? Consider, in particular, time required to conduct background research and acquire necessary source documents
  3. To what extent was selection of this project topic and form based upon evidence from the scholarly literature? Please explain.
  4. Develop and present a project timeline in which you identify all project tasks as associated timeframes for completion. Microsoft Offline Online is a good resource for obtaining free timeline templates (see https://templates.office.com/en-us/Timelines). This timeline should reflect at least two tasks to be completed for each week of the session.

Upload this project proposal to the Case 1 Dropbox by the end of this module.

NOTE: You will need to await approval of your project proposal before submitting your Module 2 assignments.

Assignment Expectations

  • You are expected to consult the scholarly literature in preparing your paper; you are also expected to incorporate relevant background readings.
  • Your paper should be written in your own words. This will enable me to assess your level of understanding.
  • In order to earn full credit, you must clearly show that you have read all required background materials.
  • Cite your references in the text of all papers and on the reference list at the end.
  • Proofread your paper to ensure that grammar and punctuation are correct and that each part of the assignment has been addressed clearly and completely.
  • Your assignment will not be graded until you have submitted an Originality Report with a Similarity Index (SI) score <20% (excluding direct quotes, quoted assignment instructions, and references). Papers not meeting this requirement by the end of the session will receive a score of 0 (grade of F). Do keep in mind that papers with a lower SI score may be returned for revisions.   For example, if one paragraph accounting for only 10% of a paper is cut and pasted, the paper could be returned for revision, despite the low SI score. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work.

Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages

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