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PS4502 - Physiotherapy Honours Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PS4501 PS4502
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to students who have been awarded a degree in Physiotherapy or its equivalent, are eligible for membership of Australian Physiotherapy Association , are registered with the Physiotherapists Registration Board of Board of Queensland and have approval of the Head of School.

This subject is the second of two subjects (the other being PS4501) that constitute the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours (graduate entry) in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, when studied full time. Students in this subject will commence a research project on a topic to be agreed between the student and the Honours Coordinator (Physiotherapy), carried out under the supervision of a supervisor from within the Discipline of Physiotherapy.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will acquire and demonstrate the ability to review and critically appraise literature relevant to the chosen research topic;
  • students will acquire and demonstrate the ability to design and undertake research in a systematic and scientific manner, to apply research methods appropriate to the field of study in which the research project is situated, and to implement the procedures necessary to ensure that research is conducted in an ethical manner appropriate to the research area;
  • students will acquire and demonstrate the ability to conduct appropriate analysis of the data collected and extract logical conclusions from the research results.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: Must have the approval of the Head of School.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PS4101 PS4103 PS4511 PS4512 PS4513 PS4514

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.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - Honours supervision meetings
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandOther
Assessment: presentations (15%); thesis and other written work (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Total weightings for the honours project are described in the Physiotherapy Honours Handbook.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - Honours supervision meetings
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandOther
Assessment: presentations (15%); thesis and other written work (85%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Total weightings for the honours project are described in the Physiotherapy Honours Handbook.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.