Dissertation Part 1 is the first part of a two-semester capstone sequence (with Dissertation Part 2) that provides an opportunity for students to undertake an advanced investigation on a topic or issue. This could be through the development of either a proposal for independent empirical research on that topic or a substantial paper, such as a literature review, that demonstrates the application of scholarly literature to a practical problem. On completion of this two-unit sequence, students will have gained research skills and experience of formulating a problem, of designing a study using the most appropriate methodology, and of drawing conclusions. Thus, the Dissertation will provide an ideal preparation for those who choose to go on to postgraduate research. Dissertation Part 1 is a prerequisite for Dissertation Part 2.
Online with independent directed study
Completion of Dissertation Part 1 Checklist A or Checklist B (Pass/Fail)
Satisfactory completion of or enrolment in all core units of study for the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) is required prior to enrolment in this unit. Students must have achieved an average result of 75% (distinction) or better across all completed Master's units of study to be eligible to enrol. Subject to the availability of appropriate supervision.