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Unit of Study ACC00106 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the main concepts inherent in selected theories of accounting
2 apply various concepts of value and capital maintenance to the measurement of net assets and income
3 relate three theories of regulation to financial reporting
4 relate three theories to explain corporate social responsibility reporting
5 define corporate governance and assess the effectiveness of various corporate governance mechanisms
6 critically evaluate contemporary financial reporting practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the main concepts inherent in selected theories of accounting
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  2. apply various concepts of value and capital maintenance to the measurement of net assets and income
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  3. relate three theories of regulation to financial reporting
    • GA7:
  4. relate three theories to explain corporate social responsibility reporting
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. define corporate governance and assess the effectiveness of various corporate governance mechanisms
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  6. critically evaluate contemporary financial reporting practice.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:

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