Overview

This unit prepares students to undertake the Honours research project. Material which ensures that they are able to plan, execute and analyse their data appropriately is provided in this unit. The students will be expected to produce a detailed plan of their project, prepare any required ethics submissions and write a synopsis of their research goals in the form of a well-documented literature review and project justification. They will present a summary of this synopsis in seminars to staff and students.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and in a collaborative team to achieve project outcomes
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Apply research and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the potential to make original contributions to scientific knowledge in the field including preparation of research manuscripts for peer review
  • Communicate scientific ideas and research findings to informed professional audiences using a variety of modes

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
2.00 10 weeks 20
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Other
1.00 12 weeks 12
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Various
3.00 3 weeks 9
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Individual Study
21.58 12 weeks 259
TOTAL300

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Literature Review ManuscriptIndividual 70% 1,3,4,5 
Literature Review PresentationIndividual 15% 1,3,4,5 
Research Proposal PresentationIndividual 15% 1,2,3,4,5 

Content

  • Searching databases to identify relevant research and using bibliographic software for citing and referencing research papers.
  • Project management
  • Ethics workshop
  • Research literature review
  • Research colloquia to learn about other areas of health sciences research
  • Students will give oral presentations of their literature review searching and their research proposal

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.