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PY4104 - Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Subject chain: PY4104 PY4105
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to psychology students who have completed three years of study and who have been accepted into level 4 of the psychology honours program. Except with the approval of the Head of Academic Group, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Students are required to design and conduct an independent research project that culminates in a journal article. This subject involves regular meetings with a research supervisor throughout the course of the year; participation in professional orientation and the presentation of a paper based on the students research at an annual mini-conference.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate a clear, coherent, and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas through advanced written and spoken English language skills to a variety of audiences;
  • exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to address complex psychological questions with intellectual independence;
  • use information technologies and advanced techniques to analyse, interpret, and report research findings and data and generate culturally responsive solutions to complex problems in psychology as evidenced through the development and completion of a substantive research project and writing of a journal article.

Subject Assessment

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

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: Must complete 72 credit points of level 1, 2, and 3 subjects from an undergraduate Psychology course, and be accepted into the 4th year psychology stream before enrolling in any level 4 PY subjects.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY4050 PY4060 PY4102 PY4101

Availabilities

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.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Nerina Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours meetings - Research supervision meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 07-Apr-2022
Lecturers: Dr Patrick Lin, Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours meetings - Research supervision meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Dr Patrick Lin
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours meetings - Research supervision meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours meetings - Research supervision meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Professor James Dimmock.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours meetings - Research supervision meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Professor James Dimmock, Dr Lauren Shaw
Lecturers: Professor James Dimmock, Dr Lauren Shaw.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 13 hours meetings - Research supervision meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.