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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Commences independent research and report work. Designed as a two-part sequential thesis unit for the Health and Human Science Honours Program, students will design and progress their project. Students will be supervised by academic staff member(s) with expertise relevant to the topic. 

Unit content

This is one of two units which include:

  • Identify a research question
  • Review and critically appraise literature relevant to the chosen research question
  • Present research proposal at Honours Seminar
  • Design and undertake a research project in an ethical manner.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 develop a research question and design and plan a project
2 critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology
3 work independently and progress a research project under supervision
4 demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5 identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology.

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

  1. develop a research question and design and plan a project
    • GA1:
  2. critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology
    • GA5:
  3. work independently and progress a research project under supervision
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA1:
  5. identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology.
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

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