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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Students will progress their independent research project and thesis on an established timeline as appropriate to their project. Students will be supervised by academic staff member(s) with expertise relevant to the topic.

Unit content

Independent scholarship guided by academic supervisor(s) in the planning and execution of a theoretically grounded research project, which may include:

  • Developing a research question
  • Designing a research project
  • Compliance with ethical approval processes and other regulatory frameworks
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Report and thesis writing

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically analyse a problem, resulting in the identification of a research question Intellectual rigour
2 design and plan a research project to answer a research question Intellectual rigour
3 work independently and progress a research project under supervision Lifelong learning
4 identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practise professional ethics as relevant to the research question and methodology Cultural competence
5 communicate aspects of a research project verbally Communication and social skills

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

  1. critically analyse a problem, resulting in the identification of a research question
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. design and plan a research project to answer a research question
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. work independently and progress a research project under supervision
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practise professional ethics as relevant to the research question and methodology
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. communicate aspects of a research project verbally
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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