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PY6403 - Clinical Psychology Masters Research Thesis Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Subject chain: PY6402 PY6403
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This is the third of three research subjects within the Masters of Psychology (Clinical) program, and is the second of the two-subject thesis chain with PY6402. 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

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Thesis/dissertation .

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: pass every assessment item; 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 PY6402
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.

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-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

JCU Singapore, Mixed attendance, Study Period 59
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching (TBA)
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.