Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook

Description

The main component of the Honours program is an original research project conducted under the close supervision of an academic staff member. In this course the student will need to work under the guidance of their supervisor/s to finalise their project with a clear and coherent written report. This report will demonstrate a sound understanding of the research process and the ability to report the outcomes of the project in a scholarly manner


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Have submitted a clear and coherent written report in the form of a thesis dissertation or journal manuscript


Content

Research Option 1 Thesis Dissertation: Consisting of introduction, background / literature review, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. The length should not exceed 15,000 words, excluding references, tables and figures.

Research Option 2 Manuscript for Publication in a Peer Review Journal: Completion of a research manuscript, prepared for submission, complying with an identified journal’s submission requirements, including word limit and formatting


Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or Master of Philosophy (Nursing) programs.


Assumed knowledge

A completed Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree, with evidence of high academic achievement and demonstrated potential to carry out, under supervision, a significant research project.


Assessment items

Thesis: Option 1 - thesis dissertation *

Thesis: Option 2 - peer review journal manuscript prepared for submission *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Thesis: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Thesis: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Online

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 26 hour(s) per Term Full Term

To be arranged via appointment with the course coordinator and/or supervisor.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 20 hour(s) per Week for Full Term