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PS4103 - Physiotherapy Honours Thesis Part 2 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 and data, literature and other resources collected in PS4102 to complete their original research project. Students will be required to produce a thesis and to present their findings in a thesis seminar.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate advanced planning, analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to complete the project developed in PS3110 and PS4102;
  • communicate utilising advanced oral and written skills, the research project and findings;
  • produce a piece of research with some independence.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Thesis/dissertation - (35%) - Individual
  • Written > Journal article - (35%) - 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: PS4101 AND PS4102


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 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-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

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.