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SURG5008: Dissertation B

Candidates will use the research proposal developed in Part A to expand and develop their data collection and execute a research project to prepare a dissertation to the standard of a paper which may be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed journal or as a presentation/poster in the annual scientific congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In Dissertation B, results and a discussion of the impact of these results will be undertaken and presented with guidance from University academic staff members. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop a publication plan for their dissertation with advice from the academic staff. It is expected that candidates who are finalising results and writing up their final dissertation will enrol in Dissertation B and it is a requirement that the dissertation is submitted for marking by the end of the semester. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 18 credit points of dissertation units of study in order to submit their final dissertation. It is expected that candidates will spend about 10 hours per week on their research project. The final dissertation submission should be 15,000 words. Assessment will include discussion boards (20%), end of subject presentation (15%) and written dissertation (65%).

Code SURG5008
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 9

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate how to answer a research question and address a gap in the current literature
  • LO2. Discuss how to identify publication opportunities for your project
  • LO3. Consider the potential research impact of your project
  • LO4. Discuss the strengths and limitations of your project
  • LO5. Reflect on lessons from your project
  • LO6. Develop academic, presentation and research communication skills

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.