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PY4104 - Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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 thesis. This subject involves regular meetings with a research supervisor throughout the course of the year; participation in professional orientation and development seminars 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;
  • use information technologies and advanced techniques to analyse, interpret, and report research findings and data and generate solutions to complex problems in psychology as evidenced through the development and conduction of a research project and writing of a thesis;
  • exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to address complex psychological questions with intellectual independence.

Subject Assessment

  • 0% hurdle - individual research presentation (%)
  • integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
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.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 13 hours - Research supervision
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nerina Caltabiano
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 13 hours - Research supervision
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 13 hours - Research supervision
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 13 hours - Research supervision
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 13 hours - Research supervision
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.