Unit description

Increases students' knowledge of research paradigms, designs and methodologies relevant to health and human science. Students identify a research question and consider application of investigation strategy and ethical issues for an honours research project. Skill is acquired in exploring and evaluating the literature and in designing and presenting a research proposal.

Unit content

  • Knowledge of quantitative or qualitative approach required for project
  • Preparation of a research question that will be explored in project
  • Scholarly discussion of colleagues' research questions
  • Ethical issues and cultural awareness related to the research proposal
  • Critical review of the pertinent literature related to the research topic and methodology

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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