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PS4102 - Physiotherapy Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PS4102 PS4103
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to Physiotherapy honours students only

This subject is available to students enrolled in the Honours program. Students will utilise the project plan developed in PS3110 to guide the development of an original project relevant to Physiotherapy. This subject will require the student to produce a comprehensive literature review illustrating the student's thorough examination of the topic. Students will also be required to demonstrate progress in other areas of the project such as data collection and collation.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate advanced skills to select and apply methods and technologies to answer the research topic;
  • demonstrate advanced planning, analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to carry out the project plan developed in PS3110;
  • plan and manage the process of data collection, including ongoing consideration of issues related to reliability, validity, methodological rigor and ethical issues, to ensure adequate progress is achieved towards the completion of the project, with some independence.

Subject Assessment

  • Integrated across the subject chain - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% inclusive of any penalties applied; pass every assessment

Prerequisites: PS3110


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Students will be expected to meet with their supervisor at least fortnightly for the duration of the study period and to spend 10 hrs per week in independent study on their thesis topic
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.