hbs5mte minor thesis in esh




Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students conduct a research program and write a thesis of 9,000-13,000 words, completed over two semesters, which investigates a specific problem or area. The thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to conduct a systematic research project which shows an awareness of a limited body of literature, develop and utilise an appropriate research methodology. It should reveal a critical approach to the relevant field and the methodology used. A minor thesis may be conceptual, empirical or exploratory in its approach. The content and methodology of the thesis must be negotiated with and approved by a supervisor within the ergonomics, safety and health staff.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJodi Oakman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in HMERGD will need to have achieved a WAM of 70 prior to enrollment in this subject


Incompatible subjects PHE5ALS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate a body of literature within the chosen field of study

Literature review as part of thesis development

02. Develop appropriate frameworks for a research project

Literature review

03. Design and complete a research project in the field of ESH

Development of research plan, ethics submission

04. Utilise appropriate analysis methods for a research project

Results section of thesis

05. Communicate effectively the results from a research project in written and oral form

Production of final thesis and oral presentation

06. Design a research program that meets recognised ethical standards

Successfully obtain ethics approval from University or Faulty ethics committee

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, All Year, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodi Oakman

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period and delivered via blended.
"Individual consultation with supervisor and independent study."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 20-minute oral presentationHurdle requirement: students must pass to successfully complete the subject.501, 02, 05
One 9,000 to 13,000 word-thesis9505, 04, 03, 02, 01, 06