For the investigation, students are directly involved in a personal or community activity or social action to promote improved health outcomes for individuals or communities. They present their investigation in the form of a written report of a maximum of 1000 words for a 10-credit subject and a maximum of 2000 words for a 20-credit subject.
The investigation enables students to select and analyse information from primary and secondary sources. Primary sources may consist of observations, a structured survey, or interviews. Students must undertake at least one survey or interview to use as a primary source in their investigation. Secondary sources may include information obtained from health agencies and print and/or electronic media.
Students are required to keep evidence of processes such as data collection, planning, and organisation, and to keep the documentation of support materials that allow verification of their work