Course Title: Masters Degree Thesis A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Masters Degree Thesis A

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Ray Myers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257263

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Normally an undergraduate qualification majoring in Osteopathy

Course Description

Research training under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Explanatory studies:
Pilot studies
* Pilot studies of interventions
Descriptive Studies

Quality of Life or other clinical records based research
Qualitative-  such as Phenomenological-“Lived experience” research
The goal is the understanding of a phenomenon from the point of view of the participants and its particular social and institutional context.

Systematic Reviews

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Resarch training


Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Ability to engage in intellectually rigorous research processes

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and by publication

Overview of Learning Activities

Dependent upon nature of research

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT approved supervisors

Library and e-resources

Other resources specific to approved project

Overview of Assessment

By Thesis or Project in line with the RMIT HDR policies

No assessment in this period