The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

HLSC6130

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

The ability to apply advanced knowledge, skills and techniques by engaging in a scholarly piece of research and/or project is a hallmark of Masters graduates.This course is designed to support students develop or progress a Master's level project and/or scholarship in an area of health and safety. The project may entail an in-depth review of the literature, an analysis of an existing data set, or a work-based project. Engagement in this course enables students to consolidate, extend and apply key skills and knowledge they have gained in previous courses, demonstrate creativity and initiative in analyzing, synthesizing and presenting knowledge.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Define and critically evaluate published literature in a specific topic of interest to identify gap(s) in a selected area of health and safety

2. Develop and/or refine further a research question (or set of questions) targeting the identified gap, that can be answered through a Master's-level research / project

3. Propose an appropriate method for collecting and analyzing data to answer the research questions

4. Create a rigorous and feasible research /project proposal based on the research questions

5. Communicate and present research and/or scholarship in health and safety in an appropriate format and/or forum


Content

Conducting, presenting and communicating research/project/scholarship in health and safety


Requisite

Pre-requisite - successful completion of OHSE6010, OHSE6020, OHSE6040, OHSE6050, OHSE6060, OHSE6070, LEGL6004 and OHSE6090


Assessment items

Presentation: Presentation on Applied research in health and safety

Proposal / Plan: Research proposal

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussions


Contact hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.