SAFE20022 - Safety Science Thesis 1
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is the first of two in the Safety Science Thesis suite of units. During this unit you will learn about the process of research by exploring a safety science problem in depth by developing and refining an extensive literature review, formulating a research proposal, research questions and hypothesis, and the preparation of an ethics approval application. The assignments in Thesis 1 form the basis of the research conducted in Thesis 2 which is conducted over the following term.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Attendance Requirements

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Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio Pass/Fail
3. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Design a research study in the area of safety science.
  2. Prepare and present a Research Proposal in the area of safety science.
  3. Prepare an Ethics Application to support the proposed Research Proposal.

N/A

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment    
2 - Portfolio    
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom account (Free)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorShevaun Dell (s.dell@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Meet, greet and share expectations

Week 2 17-07-2017

Choosing your research topic and supervisor

Week 3 24-07-2017

Initial and ongoing meetings with supervisor as required

Week 4 31-07-2017

Ongoing meetings with supervisor as required

Week 5 07-08-2017

Ongoing meetings with supervisor as required

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Vacation Week

Week 6 21-08-2017

Presentation of your research topic to class and supervision group for peer review

Research Plan Formulation and Presentation Due AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Ethical approval requirements

Week 8 04-09-2017

Ongoing meetings with supervisor as required

Week 9 11-09-2017

Ongoing meetings with supervisor as required

Week 10 18-09-2017

Ongoing meetings with supervisor as required

Week 11 25-09-2017

Final presentation of research plan

Final Presentation of Research Plan Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Submission of ethics approval for checking

Submission of Documents for Ethics Approval Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Research Plan Formulation and Presentation
Task Description

In Week 6 students will be required to share their research topic and project plan to an audience of peers and supervisors. Presentation format will be provided through Moodle. This assessment has a peer and self-evaluation component.

Assessment Due Date Exact date & time to be determined by consultation with students and supervisors
Return Date to Students Feedback to be returned to students two weeks from presentation date
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria
As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include
1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.
Specific assessment criteria for each assessment piece will be provided through Moodle.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Prepare and present a Research Proposal in the area of safety science.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Final Presentation of Research Plan
Task Description

For this assessment students will present their revised (and final) research plan.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria
As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include
1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.
Specific assessment criteria for each assessment piece will be provided through moodle.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Design a research study in the area of safety science.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Submission of Documents for Ethics Approval
Task Description

For this task, students will complete their ethics approval documents such that they are ready for submission to the Ethics Committee.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Submissions must meet all requirements for consideration by the Ethics Committee (Low Risk Ethics Approval requirements).

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Prepare an Ethics Application to support the proposed Research Proposal.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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