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LocationDomesticInternational
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Unit description

Provides students with a self-directed study within a negotiated subject area. The student will be required to conduct independent research on the subject area, under supervision of the Unit Assessor.

Unit content

The research topic is to be negotiated between the lecturer and student.

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
1define identified subject matter, articulate arguments that support the topic area and acknowledge or refute any opposing argumentsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2investigate concepts in relation to the identified research topic Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3define cultural competency in the context of the research topic. Cultural competence

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

  1. define identified subject matter, articulate arguments that support the topic area and acknowledge or refute any opposing arguments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. investigate concepts in relation to the identified research topic
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. define cultural competency in the context of the research topic.
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Supervision 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review30%
Essay50%
Journal20%
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 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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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