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PY6402 - Clinical Psychology Masters Research Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Subject chain: PY6402 PY6403
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This is the second of three research subjects within the Masters of Psychology (Clinical) program, and is the first of the two-subject research thesis chain with PY6403. Across the subject chain, students will apply their knowledge and skills in synthesising and evaluating literature, and ethically collecting and analysing data, to execute a research project. Students will use this information to compose a research thesis that expertly interprets information and provides accurate conclusions to a complex theoretical or professional practice issue in clinical psychology.

Learning Outcomes

  • systematically synthesise and critically evaluate evidence-based literature;
  • apply mastery knowledge of research principles, methods, and ethics to execute a substantial piece of research that addresses a complex theoretical or professional practice issue in clinical psychology, with independence;
  • expertly communicate research findings using advanced written, presentation, and oral communication skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Thesis/dissertation .

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: pass every assessment item as listed in in PY6403; participate in mini-conference. The thesis will be examined by at least two examiners, one of which is external to JCU. The thesis must incorporate a critical review of the literature, and may take many forms including: an empirical research project; an experimental single case design study; a systematic review; program or service evaluation.

Prerequisites: PY5301 PY5302 PY5303 PY5304 PY5305 PY6401
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY5001 PY5003 PY5006 PY5007 PY5011 PY5012 PY5013 PY6001 PY6002 PY6003 PY6010 PY6015 PY6201 PY6202 PY6203

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.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Meegan Kilcullen
Lecturers: Dr Meegan Kilcullen, Professor Nigel Marsh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 6 hours workshops - Mini conference
  • 10 hours meetings - Supervisor meetings
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coord/Lect: Dr Meegan Kilcullen.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 6 hours workshops - Mini conference
  • 10 hours meetings - Supervisor meetings
  • 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.