Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students plan, 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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


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."


Assessment elementComments%
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 external to the University.100