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HSW4200 Health: Project B

Semester 2, 2021 Ipswich On-campus
Short Description: Health: Project B
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 090599 - Human Welfare Studies and Serv
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Aastha Malhotra


Pre-requisite: HSW4100


This is the second of two project courses involving the production of a written thesis or professional document based on an individual piece of research that contributes to the currently available body of research in the chosen area. In this second course, students will continue working on their research project and submit their final thesis or professional document.


This course will enable students to extend their evidence-based skills through the completion of a research project and preparation of a thesis, professional document or manuscript for potential publication. The project will include completing data analysis, synthesising of results and the preparation of documentation and a presentation to communicate findings to other professionals. Some students taking this course in the online mode, depending on their negotiated studies/assessment, may have attendance requirements.


On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply analytical and critical thinking surrounding the chosen research topic and issues relevant to the area of research.
  2. Demonstrate competence in each component of the research process including: identifying research problems testing hypotheses, defining variables, collecting data, analysing data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques, interpreting data and drawing conclusions.
  3. Competently present, in a written and oral format, content relevant to discipline specific research project including but not limited to knowledge gaps, aims and hypotheses (if appropriate), methodology, results/findings, discussion and significance of the research project findings.


Description Weighting(%)
1. To be determined with reference to Project A (HSW4100) in the first week of semester in consultation with the supervisor and Honours Program Coordinator. 100.00

Text and Materials

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student Workload Expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 100.00
Directed Study 213.00
Supervisor Consultation 15.00
Workshops 2.00

Assessment Details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Thesis/Manuscript 70 70 13 Aug 2021 1,2,3 (see note 1)
Response to Markers 10 10 13 Sep 2021 1,2,3 (see note 2)
Seminar Presentation 20 20 13 Oct 2021 1,2,3 (see note 3)

  1. Assessment due dates are indicative only and will be confirmed during the first week of semester with the Supervisor and Honours Program Director. Assessment details and criteria will be confirmed during the first week of semester with the Supervisor and Honours Program Director.
  2. Notes are the same as the 'Thesis/Manuscript ' notes.
  3. Notes are the same as the 'Thesis/Manuscript ' notes.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no scheduled classes. This is independent thesis work under guidance of a supervisor. It is the students' responsibility to participate appropriately in all activities guided by the supervisor , and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. Due to the nature of a project or research, some students may have attendance requirements which will be negotiated with their supervisor.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course and complete and submit all assessment items.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.

  6. Examination information:
    NO EXAM: There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment Notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  2. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition) referencing style or a recognised and agreed referencing sytle. This style should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. Referencing guides and policies can be found at

Evaluation and Benchmarking

In meeting the University's aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. is benchmarked against the
o internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.

Other Requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at

  2. Students will require regular access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course. Reliable access to the internet is a requirement of this course as the course contains elements that are managed electronically via USQ StudyDesk. In order to avoid internet issues, on-campus students should access the student computer laboratories to complete assignment work. External students who knowingly do not have reliable access to the internet should actively seek alternative internet access (e.g., Internet cafes, local libraries, or work places) for assessment submission and electronic assessment attempts. External students are able to use the on-campus student computer laboratories once access has been enabled. To be granted access, external students need to contact ICT and ask to have a student account enabled so that they can work on-campus.

  3. This independent project work is conducted under the guidance of a supervisor. Students must make themselves available for supervisory guidance.

  4. Some students taking this course in the online mode, depending on their negotiated studies/assessment, may have attendance requirements.

Date printed 8 November 2021