Course Title: Thesis 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Thesis 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


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 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Professor Gerard Kennedy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7457

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.3.14C

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You must have successfully completed  the following course to be eligible to enrol in this course

  • BESC1244: Thesis 1
  • BESC1254: Thesis  2

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to:

Course Description

Thesis 3 requires you to have made satisfactory progress in your research program, with a specific emphasis on progress in data collection and analysis, as well as any issues surrounding the general progress of the research project.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • articulate and justify your research progress and stage of data collection in a formal interview setting.
  • demonstrate a sound understanding of data analysis principles, including rationale for choices.

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

  • 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.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities associated with this course will require your participation in individual supervision and personal study to support your research project
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 participation in formal, semi structures interview with your research supervisor and course co-ordinator.
For information on grades used in RMIT courses see:

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: