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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Masters degree candidates begin their thesis research in the first year of their degree and continue throughout the remainder of the program. In this subject, students work collaboratively with their research supervisor to develop a research proposal and also submit an ethics application. The research project must address a research question relevant to the field of clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology. In addition, a series of lectures will address a range of topics related to research methodology and statistical analysis, and research process and communication that are extremely valuable topics in understanding, analysing and communicating about clinical or applied research.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilippe Chouinard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Incorporate knowledge and skills towards research on a topic relevant to clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology.

Regular supervision sessions with a research supervisor.

02. Formulate a research question and design and write a research proposal to address the question.

Regular supervision sessions with a research supervisor.

03. Conduct research and apply statistical analyses that are geared towards clinical or applied research.

Lectures and assignments.

04. Appraise and compose peer-review publications.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhilippe Chouinard

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Research Proposal (1) - 3000 words5001, 02, 03
Peer-review of a scientific paper (1) - 1500 words2503, 04
On-line assignments (6) - 250 words each2503, 04