Candidates may contract to undertake independent studies or research in a particular field of interest in paediatrics. Students undertaking a research project will be required to nominate an appropriate supervisor relevant to their field of research. The project is negotiated with your supervisor and based on a written learning contract which you will provide to the unit coordinator. Your supervisor will help you select a topic and define the research questions. You are encouraged to select a project that is directly relevant to your own work setting. As part of the Independent Studies unit you will develop your own learning outcomes. The project can be undertaken in either semester one or two (6 credit points). You will produce a scholarly piece of work that is suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
Face to face meetings with local supervisor and online discussion with Unit co-ordinator. The student should have a project and a local supervisor and this should be pre-approved by the course co-ordinator in the semester prior to enrolment in this unit of study.
Assignment 1 (10%) mid semester progress report; Assignment 2 (90%) final report submission online
A candidate must have obtained approval from the Course Coordinator to enrol in this unit of study.
Student should seek permission for enrolment from the course co-ordinator in the semester prior to enrolment in this unit. The student should have their own project and local supervisor.