Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students conduct and report on an original research project that addresses a significant research issue. Under supervision, students are required to conduct a planned study, select and conduct appropriate analysis and write a thesis of 15,000 words. Enrolment is through GER5THA (Semester 1), GER5THB (Semester 2), GER5THC (Semester 1) and GER5THD (Semester 2) (each 15 credit points). The Minor Thesis is supported by a research supervisor from The Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing and by attendance at a series of training workshops.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate a research question that addresses a significant issue in the area of ageing or aged care

develop research question in consultation with supervisor

02. Develop your study's research design and methodology appropriate to adressing the research question

complete research proposal with supervision

03. Apply ethical principles, statements and codes required for human research in Australia to your research project

complete ethics application and secure approval

04. Critically and systematically integrate knowledge in the areas relevant to the research issue

review the relevant literature

05. Collect and critically analyse data

collect and analyse data

06. Present, interpret and support the study findings

write and complete the thesis

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
Twelve 3.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period and delivered via blended.
"Equivalent to 39 hours class contact."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15,000-word thesisBy the end of the student's candidature he or she will have submitted a 15,000 word thesis. The thesis is assessed by two examiners, one or two of whom are external to the University100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06