Nursing Honours Thesis PT: Part B 12cp (6cp) (7372.4)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Undertake data collection as per the research design developed in Nursing Thesis Part A;
2. Independently analyse and interpret data derived from the research project as per the research design; and
3. Communicate the results of the research project in a form appropriate to the profession.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesNursing Honours Thesis PT: Part A, 6994.
Incompatible unitsNursing Honours Thesis PT: Part B, 6996.
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As suitable to the candidate in conjunction with discussions with their supervisors.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Grounds for applying for an extension
The onus rests on students to comply with timelines for completing and submitting assessments, and this is part of the good management and performance skills we are seeking to develop in students through the educational process. Unit conveners also have a responsibility to ensure equity and fairness to the majority of students who submit their assessments on time. For these reasons, you need to establish genuine circumstances for an extension to be granted. You will need to supply documentary evidence to establish the genuine nature of your circumstances.
Please note: In Undergraduate Courses, Extensions of more than 7 days will not generally be granted unless there are extenuating circumstances. See * below.
However, Honours students are generally taking on significant responsibility for their thesis, and extensions are given due consideration regarding the candidate and their circumstances.
Process for applying for an extension:
Requests for extensions should be on the attached Assignment Extension Application form and submitted at least 2 days prior to the submission date.
1.Requests for an extension of up to 4 days should be sent directly to HealthAdmin: HealthAdmin@canberra.edu.au
2.Requests for an extension of more than 4 days should be sent directly to the Unit Convenor for consideration.
University of Canberra Assignment Extension Application Policy Form.
Late submission of assessments without approval:
When a student does not submit an assessment task on or before the due date and time, their mark will be reduced by five percentage points per day from the total mark available (e.g. if an assessment was submitted three days late a mark of 70% would be reduced to 55%, or put another way, if a student was awarded 21 out of 30 and submitted three days late their mark would be reduced to 16.5 out of 30), up to a maximum of seven days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances.
Non submission of assessments
Students who do not submit all assessment items in this Unit will receive a Fail Incomplete grade (NC) for the Unit.
Special assessment requirements
Refer to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) handbook for specific details on the required presentation of the thesis for examination.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The thesis will be examined by two assessors (one external to the university) of national or international standing as determined by the supervisor(s). The candidate may recommend examiners to the supervisor(s), however, the identity of the examiners of the thesis will remain anonymous to the candidate. The BN Honours Convener will liaise with the candidate’s supervisor(s) to recruit examiners. Regardless of the presentation format chosen by the candidate, the examination will be based on the candidate’s demonstrated achievement of their specific project aims and the quality of the final Honours product in line with the learning outcomes of the Nursing Thesis Part B:
Undertake data collection as per the research design developed in Nursing Thesis Part A;
- Independently analyse and interpret data derived from the research project as per the research design;
- Communicate the results of the research project in a form appropriate to the profession.
Supervisors understand that it is not appropriate to contact examiners prior to and during the examination of an honours thesis except when contacting examiners initially for their agreement to examine. Candidates understand that it is not appropriate to contact examiners prior to and during the examination of an Honours thesis.
Thesis examiners are expected to provide their feedback and assessment by way of a written report to the BN Honours Convener within 4 weeks of receiving the submission.
For information of Final Honours Grades that will be awarded on completion of the Nursing Thesis Part B (12CP) unit, please refer to Honours Handbook.
The Honours program is a full-time 35 hour per week commitment or part-time equivalent. The general expectation is that Honours candidates will have normal work hours (9am to 5pm every week day) although project demands may require time outside these hours and negotiation may be sought with the supervisor(s).
Regular meetings with your supervision panel will be required, as negotiated.
Required IT skills
Students must be proficient with word processing and accessing databases and evidence based resources.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Refer to Honours Handbook regarding presentation of thesis.