Youth Mental Health Minor Thesis 2

Subject PSYT90075 (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 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with research supervisor
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


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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 Adivsed

Administration 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 second minor thesis subject, students will be supervised in the production of a 6,000 to 7,000 research report.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this subject students should be able to:
• Demonstrate development of research methodology skills
• Design, conduct and evaluate research in youth mental health
• Communicate their findings in a written research report


100% minor thesis (6,000 to 7,000 words) due week 12

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Critical appraisal
  • Skills in written communication
  • Analytic skills
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Ability to construct, sustain and interpret an academic argument
Related Course(s): Master of Youth Mental Health

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