Exercise & Sport Science Honours 4140

Course code EXSS4140Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course develops a student's skills and competencies in developing and communicating research findings in a written form. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course operates in conjunction with EXSS4130 which is largely concerned with data collection and analysis and other forms of scientific communication. EXSS4140 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing literatures and the development of written texts which form drafts of chapters for the student's honours research thesis. The course includes submission of a completed thesis.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Work Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will have:
1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a thesis of up to 100 pages, depending on the project.
2. Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a lengthy written text.
3. Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels.
4. Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student's overall field of enquiry.
5. Research skills necessary to undertake higher level and postgraduate research and writing.
ContentSupervision of students in:
- Structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student's research project
- Developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence
- Use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience
- Engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of food and nutritional studies
- Encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study
Replacing Course(s)SPOR4140
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of EXSS4110 and EXSS4120.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Research Thesis.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWork Health and Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory lab induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EXSS4140