Unit description

Commences independent research and report work. Designed as a two-part sequential thesis unit for the Health and Human Science Honours Program, students will design and progress their project. Students will be supervised by academic staff member(s) with expertise relevant to the topic. 

Unit content

This is one of two units which include:

  • Identify a research question
  • Review and critically appraise literature relevant to the chosen research question
  • Present research proposal at Honours Seminar
  • Design and undertake a research project in an ethical manner.

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Self-directed project 300 hrs (Across the session)
Research proposal20%
Satisfactory Progress report from supervisory teamSR
Paper 1: Structured Literature Review80%

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

Fee paying courses
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