Dissertation Part 2 is the second part of a two-semester capstone sequence (with Dissertation Part 1) that provides an opportunity to undertake an advanced investigation on a topic or issue 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
Project proposal (1,500 words) prepared as part of Dissertation Part 1 (15%); project report (6000 words) (85%). The project report incorporates material (e.g., literature review) prepared as part of Dissertation Part 1.
Not available to students enrolled in Graduate Certificate (Developmental Disability) course. 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 units of study to be eligible to enrol. Enrolment is subject to availability of an appropriate supervisor.