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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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

Unit content

This is one of two units which include:

  • Compliance with ethical approval for the research project;
  • Undertaking and completing a piece of theoretically grounded research and scholarship with supervision;
  • Communicating the outcomes in both verbal and written forms.

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 execute and complete a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervision
2 consolidate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
3 communicate the outcomes of research in both verbal and written formats
4 undertake research while complying with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology
5 demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.

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

  1. execute and complete a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervision
    • GA1:
  2. consolidate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA2:
  3. communicate the outcomes of research in both verbal and written formats
    • GA6:
  4. undertake research while complying with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology
    • GA3:
  5. demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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