Course Title: Thesis 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Thesis 2

Credit Points: 24.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BESC1427

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

BESC1427

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BESC1428

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Amy Reichelt

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7610

Course Coordinator Email: amy.reichelt@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.03.014B


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 

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

The practice of psychology is based on the science-practitioner model, and thus practice should be grounded in research. This course is the second of two courses that teaches you how to plan and conduct an individual research project in the field of psychology by directly engaging you in the research process. The course has been structured so that it mimics the real-world research process as closely as possible and it will equip you with the skills required to conduct and complete a research project.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • PLO 1:  Understand appropriate and relevant fundamental and applied evidence based knowledge and undertake lifelong learning to improve personal and professional practice 
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate a capacity to employ a variety of approaches and procedures to research to permit judgements and decisions to be supported by appropriate evidence that places practice within a global and local context.
  • PLO 3:  Applies knowledge to diagnose and solve problems in a wide range of diverse situations, with an ability to work independently or with others and incorporate the analysis of evidence based scientific literature to solve psychological problems.
  • PLO 4: Engage in dialogue with a diverse range of people and communicate in a broad range of forms (written, electronic, graphic, oral) to meet the circumstances of the situation and the capabilities of the audience.
  • PLO 5: Maintains tolerance and respect for individuals and  groups from diverse backgrounds, holding diverse values, adhering to professional expectations and demonstrating  ethical behaviour.
  • PLO 6: Develop collaborative partnerships with colleagues, other professionals and the community that build on the capacity of others and develop open and flexible relationships that adapt to evolving needs and aspirations




Course Learning Outcomes: 

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

  1. collect and analyse data within the context of a psychological research project.
  2. present information to an audience in a clear, concise, interesting and informative manner.
  3. prepare and write a research report, critically relating the research to the relevant body of scientific literature within the field of Psychology


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will produce a research poster presentation, and to write a research paper in the form of an American Psychological Association (APA) style journal article under the guidance of your research supervisor. You will be expected to undertake the requirements of the course in a self-directed manner under supervision.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from multi-media, text book, reference and online material and a range of secondary sources. Relevant resources particular to your area of research activity may be directed by your thesis supervisor. Material may be digitally available to you. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment item 1: Research Poster 

Weight 20%

This assessment will address the following CLOS 1-2

 

Assessment Item 2: Research Report 

Weight 80%

This assessment will address the Following CLOs 1 and 3

 

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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