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WRP9012 Fundamentals of Professional Studies

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 21 May 2022


The Fundamentals of Professional Studies course introduces students to the theory and principles underpinning professional studies learning through research as a basis for developing individual professionalism at the appropriate Masters academic level. Students are given an insight as to the Professional Studies program approach to learning through research of professional practice adopted by USQ. This includes clearly illustrating the student learning journey through the program taking into account its expected research outputs, student participation, illustrative timeframes and assessment criteria.

This course ensures that students enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies (Research) program understand its fundamental theoretical underpinnings and the principles adopted in the USQ approach to enhancing professional practice based on research of professional practice. It also prepares and equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure that their progression through the program is seamless and sufficiently self-directed.

By completing the course students will understand the theoretical, professional and academic standards associated with the Master of Professional Studies (Research) program and the levels of support/guidance that they can expect while conducting their research from their supervisory team.

Students will also have completed work associated with enhancing their reflective practice as a necessary component of conducting professional practice research. The course outcomes will also include the agreed professional, academic and organisational / community development outcomes associated with their learning and research project plan.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 21 May 2022