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Counselling Research Project (CSL620)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 9
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, Y-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit is designed for those students wishing complete a more substantial research project. The project will be conducted under the supervision of a Masters of Counselling academic staff member. The research project can be developed from the proposal submitted in SHP632, or from your own original research question. The report will be written up in a peer reviewed journal format of your choice. At the end of the course it will be submitted to the journal for potential publication.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Have some knowledge and understanding of the various steps involved in carrying out a research project.
2. Be able to formulate a testable research question, and to select a suitable method of investigation to test that question
3. Be able to understand and apply tests of statistical significance, where appropriate
4. Be able to write a research report in the style used for journal articles
Timetabled Learning Activities Contact time to be discussed with Supervisor.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is scholarly research activity under supervision and development of skills writing for publication through preparation of a thesis report
Assessment In addition to a literature review and in keeping with Master theses assessment, the written work of the students is examined by two examiners knowledgeable in the field and not involved in the preparation of the thesis.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Counselling. Completion of all the units in the Graduate Diploma in Counselling, including completion of SHP632 Applied Health Research Methods: From Research to Practice.
Previously 2013: PSY620
2013: 'Counselling: Research Project'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Counselling (MCounsel)
Master of Creative Arts Therapies (MCAT) (MCAT)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Hugo Gonzales
Senior Lecturer in Counselling

e: Hugo.Gonzales@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: H-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Mr Hugo Gonzales
Senior Lecturer in Counselling

e: Hugo.Gonzales@murdoch.edu.au
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