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Unit Summary

Unit type

Research Honours Project

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with an opportunity to engage in academic research in social work through the completion, under guidance, of a thesis. This is the first of two thesis units. 

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during their thesis project units:

1. Thesis planning.

2. Planning and conducting a research project.

3. Applying relevant methodologies.

4. Writing a draft thesis.

5. Completing a thesis.

6. Disseminating research.

 

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 demonstrate knowledge in a discipline related to your research
2 practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
3 demonstrate autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcher
4 apply critical thinking and analysis skills
5 create research project outputs that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understanding

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge in a discipline related to your research
    • GA4:
  2. practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  3. demonstrate autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcher
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. apply critical thinking and analysis skills
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. create research project outputs that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA1:
    • GA4: