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Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Gold Coast Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Lismore Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Online Session 1,  2,  3 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Designed as staged thesis units for the Health and Human Sciences Honours Program. Honours degrees provide an introduction to independent research through supervised research and thesis work. Honours students select their thesis topic in consultation with academic staff member(s) with expertise in an area appropriate to the proposed topic areas

Unit content

This is one of three units which include:

  • Gain ethical approval for the research project
  • Develop and complete a piece of theoretically grounded research and scholarship with supervision
  • Communicate the outcomes in both verbal and written formats

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse, synthesize and critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology
2 demonstrate their ability to execute a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervision
3 demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
4 identify, explain and adhere to the ethical and cultural issue(s) relevant to the research question and methodology
5 demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding relative to the research question
6 demonstrate their ability to effectively communicate the outcomes in both verbal and written formats
7 demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.

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

  1. analyse, synthesize and critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology
    • GA1:
  2. demonstrate their ability to execute a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervision
    • GA1:
  3. demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA2:
  4. identify, explain and adhere to the ethical and cultural issue(s) relevant to the research question and methodology
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding relative to the research question
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate their ability to effectively communicate the outcomes in both verbal and written formats
    • GA6:
  7. demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.