Special Project in Family Studies

Course code HLSC6511Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Students undertaking the Master of Family Studies have the option of doing a Special Project in a Family Service or related organisation. The purpose of the project is to apply knowledge and skills developed in the core courses of the program to an area of interest related to Family Studies. The project can focus on policy or practice interventions in Family Studies.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of a selected area of interest in Family Studies.
- Use conceptual frameworks relevant to professional work in Family Studies.
- Demonstrate an ability to design, implement and evaluate an appropriate field-based project.
- Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on a specific area of interest in Family Studies
- Demonstrate cultural competence in Family Studies field work.
- Articulate the generalisable knowledge gained through the Special Project in Family Studies.
ContentMonthly face to face or online meetings with academic supervisor.
Contract to be set up based on project.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge of program planning and evaluation methodologies through courses such as HLSC6240 or SOCA6240 or FAMS6006
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay/Written Assignment - Contract
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay/Written Assignment - Critical Reflection
Field StudyField work
Other: (please specify)E-Poster
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentLimited to enrollment in the Master of Family Studies Program
Compulsory Course ComponentCompletion of First Aid Certificate
Completion of a Criminal Record Check
Completion of a Prohibited Employment Declaration
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6511