Independent Project and Group Research 1

    Unit code: HBD4104 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Online Real Time
    HBD2201 - Dermal Research Methods
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This capstone unit seeks to develop a student's capacity to design research, prepare for postgraduate research, work in groups and self-manage projects. With the help of a nominated supervisor, students will be guided through the processes of developing a research project with specific emphasis on appropriate research design, development of a research proposal and obtaining ethics approval. While students will work in groups on the research project, the research they choose will be expected to be at a post-graduate research level, and their ethics document will be submitted to the appropriate Victoria University ethics committee as required. Students will also design an individual project whereby they will develop reflective work practices, self-management and project management skills, to be completed as part of HBD4204.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Critically review a research proposal;
    2. Apply design techniques appropriate for research proposals including relevant methodology;
    3. Judge ethical issues and considerations related to research;
    4. Conceptualise an independent project aligned to dermal professional contexts; and
    5. Demonstrate ability to self-manage tasks and participate effectively within a group.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 10%
    Online multiple-choice test covering the application of applicable research guidelines (40mins)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Written individual project plans (1000 words) with accompanying in-class, presentation pitch (5mins)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 50%
    Group ethics application on a research project and peer/self-evaluation. (Equivalent to 5,000-8,000 words)

    Required reading

    Please note, some of these titles are available online from the library and do not need to be purchased.

    Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling
    Kerzner, H. (2017)| Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    As part of a course

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