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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

This unit focuses on skills required to successfully undertake and complete an honours thesis and disseminate outcomes of research. Includes online seminars and self-directed project work designed to prepare graduates to present as an independent contributor to the research community.

Unit content

  • Scholarly writing and editing strategies  
  • Research communication for a variety of audiences
  • Positioning your research in the context of current research
  • Research translation
  • Resume and career development

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 consolidate skills in scholarly writing and presentation of research Creativity Communication and social skills
2 disseminate and promote a research topic and engage with peers Communication and social skills
3 justify and discuss a research project in relation to the current research evidence and impact Knowledge of a discipline
4 demonstrate skills required to present as an independent contributor to research community Communication and social skills

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

  1. consolidate skills in scholarly writing and presentation of research
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. disseminate and promote a research topic and engage with peers
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. justify and discuss a research project in relation to the current research evidence and impact
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate skills required to present as an independent contributor to research community
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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