AHEA4440 Aboriginal Health Honours Thesis Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit is taken over four consecutive semesters and parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Honours students undertake original research via a supervised research project, a presentation of research findings and preparation of a journal style manuscript. They also participate in the school seminar program. Specifically, students implement a research plan to investigate the research question developed in the unit; collect, manage and analyse their research data using appropriate methods; interpret the results and draw conclusions using published evidence and sound scientific arguments; present a research seminar; and prepare a manuscript of between 10,000 to 15,000 words. Students are required to attend at least 80 per cent of the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care seminar program, or equivalent with approval of the Aboriginal Health honours coordinator. Students maintain a reflective journal of these seminars and identify the key messages of each seminar attended and any relevance to their research.
Outcomes
This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and values required to conduct scientific research in an Aboriginal health context. Students are able to develop relevant practical research skills; lateral thinking and problem solving; literacy and communication skills; and professional responsibility and ethical conduct. The knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study are developed and consolidated, with particular emphasis on using those skills in a sustained and purposeful way in conducting independent research relevant to Aboriginal health.
Assessment
This comprises supervisor reports; a research seminar presentation; a reflective journal; and a manuscript. Assessment continues across parts 1 to 3 and culminates in the final assessment being allocated on completion of part 4. Formative assessment via supervisor reports occurs in parts 1 to 3; the research seminar is assessed when undertaken; and summative assessment on tasks such as the reflective journal are not formally graded until part 4 is completed. However, formative feedback is provided in parts 1 to 3.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Dawn Bessarab
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
units leading to a major sequence in the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major with the requisite minimum grades
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.