Course Title: Thesis I

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Thesis I

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BESC1244

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Professor Gerard Kennedy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7457

Course Coordinator Email: gerard.kenendy@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.03.14C


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre requisite requirements associated with your enrolment in this course.
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he


Course Description

Thesis 1 requires you to write a 5000 word literature review of the research topic selected for empirical investigation.  The model of presentation is that used by the two journals, Psychological Bulletin and Annual Review of Psychology. As well as being the formal requirement for Thesis 1, the literature review will also be submitted with the main research project report as part of the overall assessment for Thesis 4.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • critically evaluate the scientific showing evidence of logical, theoretically consistent argument.
  • present a comprehensive, evaluative, and analytical review of the key empirical, methodological, and theoretical issues underlying your area of research.
  • develop and present a literature review that effectively directs the reader logically to issues that require further inquiry.  


Program Learning Outcomes
This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes:

  • PLO 1:  demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theories, models and scientific underpinning of professional psychological practice and its application across behavioural and organisational systems.
  • PLO 5: demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of empirical investigation or inquiry as a scientist-practitioner, predicated on the principles of clinical psychological practice, with a variety of psychological phenomena or problems.
  • PLO 6: demonstrated the ability to undertake effective communication across a range of individual and organisational contexts to engage clients and to convey, appraise, and interpret information relevant to professional practice and the client population.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities associated with this course will require your participation in individual supervision and personal study to support your literature review.
You will be expected to read widely the academic literature related to your areas of study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Your learning resources for this course will be guided by your thesis supervisor in terms of specific readings, references, and library resources. You will also be guided to relevant on line resources and agencies.
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment associated with this course will require your submission of your literature review to your thesis supervisor for  assessment.
For information on grades used in RMIT courses see: www.rmit.edu.au/students/grading/highered
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced, at: www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment