MINOR THESIS

GER5THB

2018

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, GER5THB, GER5THC and GER5THD (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 Minor Thesis 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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Activities:
develop research question in consultation with supervisor

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

Activities:
complete research proposal with supervision

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

Activities:
complete ethics application and secure approval

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

Activities:
review the relevant literature

05. Collect and critically analyse data

Activities:
collect and analyse data

06. Present, interpret and support the study findings

Activities:
write and complete the thesis

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 3.0 hours supervisor consultation per week and delivered via blended.
"Equivalent to 39 hours class contact."

Assessments

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 of whom is external to the University.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06