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PY5405 - Major Project

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

In this subject, students will plan and execute a substantial research-based piece of scholarship and will present the scholarly output orally and in a written report. At the conclusion of the subject, students will have developed their skills in critiquing relevant literature to plan relevant research questions, to execute the design of a research-based project to address an industry-specific issue, and to convey the project via oral and written communications. Each student will independently undertake a review of the relevant scientific literature, formulate a research question or questions, design an appropriate rigorous scientific method for investigating the question(s), and execute the piece of scholarship. The scholarly output will incorporate a critical review of the literature, and execution of the project will be based on the design of one of the following: a program or service evaluation study; a study based on experimental single case design; a systematic review or meta-analysis; a qualitative or quantitative study using primary or secondary data analyses, or a traditional empirical research project.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse literature to independently plan a research-based project;
  • Apply discipline-specific knowledge and knowledge of research methodology to execute a design for undertaking a substantial research-based project linked to a field of work;
  • Communicate and justify the project through advanced oral and written communication to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Apply creative and strategic thinking skills, initiative and professional judgement to identify and solve novel or complex problems in professional and community-based settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report
  • Oral > Presentation 2 - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit all assessments, and pass the major project presentation and the written project report.

Assumed
Knowledge:
Foundational knowledge and skills in psychology
Prerequisites: PY5404

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Mixed attendance
Census Date 07-Apr-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Coord/Lect: Dr Peter Chew.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 6 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 6 hours presentations
  • 1 hours meetings - Individual consultation
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Lecturer: Dr Peter Chew.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 6 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 6 hours presentations
  • 1 hours meetings - Individual consultation
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Mixed attendance
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Lecturer: Dr Peter Chew.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 6 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 6 hours presentations
  • 1 hours meetings - Individual consultation
  • 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.