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


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Professor Gerard Kennedy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7457

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.03.014C

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)


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

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome for MC002 Master of Clinical Psychology:

  • 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.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Articulate and justify your research progress and stage of data collection in a presentation.
  2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of data analysis principles, including rationale for choices.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities associated with this course will require participation in individual supervision and personal study to support your research project. You are expected to read widely in the areas related to your research project.

Teacher Guided Hours: 12

Learner Directed Hours: 108

Overview of Learning Resources

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

This course has no hurdle requirements.

The assessment associated with this course will require your participation in formal, semi structured interview with your research supervisor and course coordinator. You are expected to have obtained ethics approval to collect data and also to have progressed data collection and analysis to near completion.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Approved Ethics application that provides permission to conduct research

Weighting: 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Sample data collection, first draft of analysis and evidence of justification of analysis methods chosen

Weighting: 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2