Mental Health Science Research Project 2

Subject PSYT90087 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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: 24
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Research literature and methodology relative to the specific field (Infant, Child, Youth, Adult, or Aged) of mental health research being undertaken.

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:


Assoc Prof James Olver


Administrative contact
Victoria Kingsley

Subject Overview:

This subject is the capstone of all subjects undertaken thus far within the Master of Mental Health Science.

This subject requires students to synthesis their research skills by implementing the research proposal developed in Mental Health Science Minor Thesis 1, and conducting all stages of a research project, culminating in a substantial research report.

Learning Outcomes:

The subject provides the opportunity to undertake all the components required for critical research, from following conception of a research question, obtaining ethics approval (where applicable), conducting data collection, analysing and interpreting data, critically discussing the implications of the findings, appraising relevant literature, and producing a research report.

  • Supervisor's report due week 6 (worth 20%)
  • Research report of 10,000-15,000 words due end of semester (worth 80%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  1. Collect and organise data for interpretation according to the defined methods of the research proposal
  2. Critically analyse the data
  3. Appraise the implications of the data analysis and formulate appropriate conclusions
  4. Present the findings within the protocols of a research report (no more than 20,000 words) including the critical appraisal of relevant research literature
Related Course(s): Master of Mental Health Science

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