PSYC5584 MPsych Research Dissertation Part 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students usually commence the unit in semester 1, but semester 2 enrolment can be negotiated if circumstances require this. Students work independently on the unit, which has no lecture or tutorial components. Students produce, under supervision, an independent research project in an area relevant to their specialist master's degree. By preparing, designing, analysing and reporting this research, the students develop skills critical to future employment as scientist-practitioners. In particular, they achieve the competency to review the literature relevant to a problem in their field, design and conduct an appropriate study and report it to high professional standards. They also advance their general abilities to interpret and evaluate the research of others. They become familiar with the ethical considerations bearing on research in their field and in preparing applications to human ethics committees.
Students are able to undertake an independent research project designed to give them experience of the theoretical, methodological and practical challenges facing the scientist-practitioner in clinical psychology.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: submission of a dissertation progress report. Assessment continuing. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Romola Bucks
Unit rules
PSYC5583 MPsych Research Dissertation Part 1
Contact hours
regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.
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