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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of literature analysis and research design in relation to an area relevant to their professional practice. Students will produce a critical literature review to a peer-review standard.

Unit content

  1. Developing the research question
  2. Examining a systematic literature review and how it is done
  3. Methodology vs Methods
  4. Presenting the Results
  5. Elements of a comprehensive Discussion and Conclusion section
  6. Writing for Publication

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 that critically examines an area of personal interest, located within your discipline or course specialisation
2 comprehensively and systematically scope and critique the studies that will allow you to address the research question
3 prepare a robust reproducible comprehensive critique of the literature in a format appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal relevant to your discipline and research interest.

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

  1. develop a research question that critically examines an area of personal interest, located within your discipline or course specialisation
    • GA1:
  2. comprehensively and systematically scope and critique the studies that will allow you to address the research question
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. prepare a robust reproducible comprehensive critique of the literature in a format appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal relevant to your discipline and research interest.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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