RESEARCH THESIS

ADP5RTH

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, you will independently conduct a project which addresses a research question relevant to the field of disability practice. You will design, investigate, critically analyse and report your research findings by producing a thesis which outlines the contribution of the work to the field. This subject will prepare you for designing and conducting independent research, either in the workplace, or as part of a research degree.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have passed all first year subjects in the HMADPO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsIn consultation with the subject coordinator, students will need to select a supervisor to work with in order to complete their research thesis.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Propose a research design which is justified in relation to the research question posed.
02. Implement an appropriate method that addresses a research question relevant to the field of disability practice.
03. Collect, analyse, synthesise and present data in a way that aligns with and responds to the research question.
04. Work autonomously to plan and deliver a substantial research-based project which makes a contribution to disability practice.
05. Communicate research findings effectively and sensitively in both written and oral forms with colleagues, clients and the public.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Workshops online for presentations

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Supervision session

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

The Pitch (500-word equivalent). Students to develop a 3-minute video presentation about their proposed research and upload to LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1

1 x 10-minute Oral Presentation (1,000-word equivalent). Students to present research findings in a 10 minute video presentation uploaded to LMS.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

1 x 10,000-word thesis. Students to write up research findings in the form of a thesis.

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Three 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Workshops online for presentations

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Supervision session

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

The Pitch (500-word equivalent). Students to develop a 3-minute video presentation about their proposed research and upload to LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1

1 x 10-minute Oral Presentation (1,000-word equivalent). Students to present research findings in a 10 minute video presentation uploaded to LMS.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

1 x 10,000-word thesis. Students to write up research findings in the form of a thesis.

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5