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Unit description

This capstone unit guides students to commence a final year research project. Students will work in teams to develop an impactful research project plan which will include project rationale, a literature review and project methods, which are assessed in this unit. They will also be expected to consider any ethical or social implications of their research. They will commence fieldwork that will be completed in Impactful Science and Practice 2. A project proposal is produced that includes a literature review of knowledge in their chosen discipline

Unit content

1. Planning impactful science and practice

2. Developing an approach for impactful science and practice

3. Engagement approaches

4. Regulatory frameworks

5. Literature review strategies

6. Conducting impactful science and practice

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1propose and effectively plan a team-based approach to address the identified problem
2 select and apply an appropriate approach and methodology to collect and accurately record data through systematic inquiry
3apply complexity thinking incorporating consideration of ethics, stakeholders and diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives to identify and analyse a complex problem related to scientific research or professional practice.

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

  1. propose and effectively plan a team-based approach to address the identified problem
  2. select and apply an appropriate approach and methodology to collect and accurately record data through systematic inquiry
  3. apply complexity thinking incorporating consideration of ethics, stakeholders and diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives to identify and analyse a complex problem related to scientific research or professional practice.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 8 hrs (1)
Structured online learning 2 hrs (11 weeks)
Self-directed project 10 hrs (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal50%
Journal50%
LinkedIn Profile - Development of a professional LinkedIn PageSR

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hrs (11 weeks)
Self-directed project 10 hrs (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 8 hrs (1)
Assessment
Project proposal50%
Journal50%
LinkedIn Profile - Development of a professional LinkedIn PageSR

Teaching method
Workshop online 8 hrs (1)
Structured online learning 2 hrs (11 weeks)
Self-directed project 10 hrs (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal50%
Journal50%
LinkedIn Profile - Development of a professional LinkedIn PageSR
Notice

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