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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with an opportunity to engage in academic research in social work through the completion, under guidance, of a thesis. This is the first of two thesis units. 

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during their thesis project units:

1. Thesis planning.

2. Planning and conducting a research project.

3. Applying relevant methodologies.

4. Writing a draft thesis.

5. Completing a thesis.

6. Disseminating research.

 

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
1demonstrate knowledge in a discipline related to your researchKnowledge of a discipline
2practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communicationIntellectual rigourEthical practice
3demonstrate autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcherIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4apply critical thinking and analysis skills Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5create research project outputs that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understandingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge in a discipline related to your research
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. demonstrate autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcher
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply critical thinking and analysis skills
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. create research project outputs that demonstrate research and research design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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