Youth Mental Health Minor Thesis 1

Subject PSYT90074 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with research supervisor
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


150 credit points of Master of Youth Mental Health subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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:


Dr Paul Badcock


To Be Advised

Administrative Coordinator

Val Popovska

Subject Overview:

Students will be supervised in the completion of a practice-based research project of relevance to the youth mental health field. The project may include secondary analysis of data or quantitative or qualitative data collection. In this, the first minor thesis subject, students will be supervised in the production of a literature review/research proposal and an application for human ethics approval.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this subject students should be able to:
• Critically review the literature in an area of youth mental health
• Frame a research question and choose appropriate methods of investigation
• Complete an application for human ethics approval (if relevant)


100% literature review of 4,000 words due Week 12
Submission of ethics application (hurdle requirement)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Youth Mental Health

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