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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

This unit focuses on skills required to successfully undertake and complete an honours thesis and disseminate outcomes of research. Includes online seminars and self-directed project work designed to prepare graduates to present as an independent contributor to the research community.

Unit content

  • Scholarly writing and editing strategies  
  • Research communication for a variety of audiences
  • Positioning your research in the context of current research
  • Research translation
  • Resume and career development

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1consolidate skills in scholarly writing and presentation of researchCreativityCommunication and social skills
2disseminate and promote a research topic and engage with peersCommunication and social skills
3justify and discuss a research project in relation to the current research evidence and impactKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate skills required to present as an independent contributor to research communityCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. consolidate skills in scholarly writing and presentation of research
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. disseminate and promote a research topic and engage with peers
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. justify and discuss a research project in relation to the current research evidence and impact
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate skills required to present as an independent contributor to research community
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 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

International

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

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