Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Physiotherapy
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jenny Keating

Quota applies

This unit has a quota and selection process: please contact the Faculty.


This unit serves the important role of providing dedicated opportunities for students to document the research undertaken during their honours candidature. Students are supported through individualized supervision and the course co-ordinator to complete either a 10 - 12,000 word thesis or (at least 2) manuscripts in publication format.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Sustain collaboration with an academic supervisor
  2. Develop, implement and document a focused research project
  3. Apply appropriate analysis methods to data collected during the course of the research
  4. Logically interpret results of data analysis
  5. Present the research findings to staff and students and modify the report with consideration of feedback
  6. Prepare and submit the report of the research outcomes either in a 10,000-12,000 word thesis or in publication format
  7. Adhere to project timelines
  8. Archive all relevant documents arising from the conduct of research
  9. Write a final report to the approving ethics committee describing completion of the project.


Thesis submission (Summative) (100%)
Presentation to peers (Hurdle)
Professional behaviour in communication (written or verbal) with department staff (Hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

This 24 CP unit requires supervisor contact and private study totally 48 hours per week over 12 weeks.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



PTY4010, PTY4020, Must be enrolled in course 4516.


PTY4000 completed as part of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) embedded honours programme.