SSEH4714 Honours Dissertation Part 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This honours dissertation unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. It covers the dissertation component of honours in the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. Students undertake a research project and are required to write a dissertation which forms 50 per cent of the overall honours assessment.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) gather information relevant to a field of enquiry; (2) critically assess the scientific literature; (3) write a critical literature review; (4) identify, assess and manage the ethical implications of a research project within the regulatory framework of their field; and (5) organise and present scientific results in writing in a professional manner.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) performance assessment (by supervisor); (2) oral presentation of the dissertation; and (3) examination of the dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Paul Fournier
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
Contact hours
weekly meetings with supervisor(s)
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