Unit description

Designed as staged thesis units for the Health and Human Sciences Honours Program. Honours degrees provide an introduction to independent research through supervised research and thesis work. Honours students select their thesis topic in consultation with academic staff member(s) with expertise in an area appropriate to the proposed topic areas

Unit content

This is one of three units which include:

  • Gain ethical approval for the research project
  • Develop and complete a piece of theoretically grounded research and scholarship with supervision
  • Communicate the outcomes in both verbal and written formats

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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.