Independent Project

Subject 513-681 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: There will be no formal contact hours for this project. Students will be expected to devote a minimum of 60 hours to this project and to consult with supervisors as appropriate.
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote a minimum of 60 hours to this subject.
Prerequisites: 513-660 Graduate Research Methods
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Subject Overview:

The project will build on the skills and knowledge acquired in Graduate Research Methods, by applying them to investigate a practical clinical problem. Students will select a topic in their area of interest, in consultation with a supervisor, and carry out an independent project which may involve one of the following methods of investigation: literature review, research project, research proposal, clinical audit, outcome study or single case study.

Assessment: Project report of 5,000 words (70%), 15 minute oral presentation (30%). Students must pass both components in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • Skills in written scientific communication
  • An ability to critically analyse published research
  • Skills in planning and time management in independent work

Specific Skills:

On completion of this subject students are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • A capacity to undertake searching of computerised medical literature databases
  • An ability to apply research method and design principles when evaluating published research or in developing a research protocol
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Notes: There are no formal contact hours. Meetings with supervisors are arranged at a mutually convenient time.
Related Course(s): Master of Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (General) CW
Master of Physiotherapy (Neurological Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (Paediatric Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy)

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