HLSC617 - Independent Project 2

20 cp
Prerequisites
Completion of a minimum of 50cp in the current Master's degree, including HLSC640 Interpreting Health Research
Teaching Organisation 300 hours of focused learning.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to critically evaluate the role of evidence-based, ethical practice through investigation of a self-identified area of challenge and opportunity drawn from a clinical/professional issue previously studied in their Master course. The area of study must be measurable, appropriate for the level of the course and extend the topic/issue as it relates to the student’s workplace. As future leaders in health care, it is essential for students to be able to apply a theoretical foundation in the leadership and development of independent initiatives in their workplace. This unit gives students an opportunity to apply a range of advanced knowledge and skills that foster culturally safe, high quality effective health care through the creation of an effective solution to a unique administrative, leadership, educational or clinical challenge.

This unit is required by students to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements of their Master course, that is, the Australian Qualifications Framework’s requirement for independent project work in the Master by coursework. The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake self-motivated study and transition to life-long learning as a self-reliant and critically reflective professional.