Enhancing Research Capability provides an opportunity for students to gain mastery of an extended body of knowledge and advanced research skills in areas of research practice which have been identified as relevant to their research project but are not covered elsewhere in the VU coursework program. Through negotiation with an Academic Supervisor and by agreement with their Institute, students identify a particular need they have and then embark on an agreed program of activities offered elsewhere in the University or externally, and/or a guided, largely independent in-depth critical study in the relevant area, in conformity with the learning volume and outcome of AQF 9. Via an agreed Learning Needs Analysis, students have a level of independence and flexibility in negotiating with the academic supervisor regarding the content of the unit and how they will evidence their learning.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):