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PTY3001 - Honours Research Proposal

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Professor Jenny Keating


Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


The 6 credit point Honours Research Proposal units extends research opportunities provided to students in the BPT(Hons) program by providing individualised and group supervision in developing a focused research proposal and application for ethics approval (4,500 words). Students will have opportunities to advance their understanding of data analysis methods required to interpret data collected during the course of the proposed research, prepare and submit an application for approval to the relevant ethics committees and present their research proposal to staff and students. The research proposal will contribute 15% to the final honours grade.


At completion of the subject Honours Research Proposal students will have demonstrated that they can:

  1. collaborate with an academic supervisor;
  2. develop a focused research proposal;
  3. propose data analysis methods that are appropriate for analysis and interpretation of data collected during the course of their proposed research;
  4. present a research proposal to staff and students and modify the proposal with consideration of feedback;
  5. prepare and submit an application for approval to conduct the project to the relevant ethics committees; and
  6. adhere to project timelines.


Presentation of the research proposal (hurdle requirement, formative assessment) and submission of the written research proposal (4,500 words)summative assessment: 100%.