Building and planning

Biology & environmental science

SCB500 Industry Project

In this unit students will apply scientific methods and quantitative techniques to real work issues. Students will develop an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving an industry issue under the guidance of both a QUT supervisor and an associate supervisor from an industry partner. At the end of the unit students will present both an oral seminar and a written report.

Business

Advertising, marketing and public relations

AMB200 Consumer Behaviour

A fundamental component of effective and successful marketing activity is an understanding of consumers, their needs and behaviours. Studying the behaviour of consumers in a wide range of situations and circumstances provides marketers with clear guidelines for the development of marketing strategy. This unit provides the foundation theories for the marketing major.

AMN401 Integrated Marketing Communication

This unit represents a new way of thinking about IMC. Driven by the idea that everything is digital, this unit enhances traditional concepts of integration and synergy with new touchpoints of communication and new tools of measurement to deliver and optimise the ultimate customer experience.

AMN404 Readings in Integrated Marketing Communication

This unit is delivered in both internal and external modes. The external offering of this unit is only available to domestic students admitted to the BS16 Master of Business, BS17 Master of Business Advanced, BS11 Master of Business, BS18 Master of Business/Master of Business courses and BS39 Graduate Certificate in Business ).In order to build understanding of theory and research in the disciplines of Integrated Marketing Communication, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and International Business learners require a unit that provides for extended and systematic reading in academic and professional journals.For Honours and Postgraduate research students, this unit facilitates learning the process of critically reviewing relevant literature for their proposed research topic.

AMN442 Marketing Management

This unit provides a foundation of study of marketing and marketing management at post-graduate level. Strategic and tactical perspectives of marketing management are explored, within the context of contemporary marketing planning.

Business

BSB110 Accounting

Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation, making it important for any business professional to have a foundational level of knowledge and understanding of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice. Accordingly, this unit provides students with introductory knowledge of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice to develop an understanding of how accounting data is used to inform decisions in organisations. The unit covers financial procedures and reporting for business entities, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, planning, control and business decision making. The knowledge and skills developed in this introductory unit are relevant to students in accounting and non-accounting majors.

BSB113 Economics

Economics is the study of how to best use and distribute scarce resources to meet our needs and wants by looking at how people make decisions and the interaction of individuals in markets. Economics examines the role of government in either obstructing or improving market outcomes and the effect of those decisions on the well-being of society. Economics also studies the economy as a whole and key issues explored in this unit include economic growth, inflation, unemployment and international trade. In studying these issues economists can understand how to manage the economy for the good of its citizens. In this unit students develop an understanding of the key principles and tools that economists use to interpret and critically analyse economic policies that impact on Australia and the global economy.

BSB119 Global Business

Globalisation is the development of interdependancy among organisations and individuals in different country markets. This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and the diversity of country markets at a foundational level, introducing key knowledge and skills for operating businesses effectively in global contexts and responding to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. In this unit you will develop a comprehension of the nature and role of globalisation and the drivers of international business, and knowledge of the competitive forces and challenges confronting all business as a consequence of globalisation. You will gain an awareness of the unique knowledge and skills required of management to operate business internationally across diverse contexts, which will inform future studies in this field.

BSB126 Marketing

To operate successfully and profitably in today's competitive marketplace, business operators need to apply marketing principles and concepts. Survival and growth depend very much on understanding customer needs, as well as the marketing environment in which they compete. BSB126 Marketing introduces students to key marketing strategies and tactics in order to adapt and respond to a continuously changing marketplace. The elements of the marketing mix are explored with special reference to product, price, distribution and promotion, and key issues relating to services marketing, e-marketing and strategic marketing are canvassed. The unit also introduces students to the related disciplines of advertising and public relations, and provides a broad grounding in marketing practice that is relevant for all business disciplines.

BSN404 Project 1

BSN404 is an applied research unit. The student selects a topic which they have identified as significant to their professional development and they are expected to spend ten hours per week over 13 weeks on completing the project on this topic. The primary purpose of the unit is to augment or extend your professional knowledge beyond classroom instruction, to develop applied research skills, to integrate learning with work, and provide an opportunity for self directed learning. In order to achieve these purposes, you will develop an individually tailored learning contract. The specific program of study will be developed in conjunction with and approved by the academic supervisor.

BSN405 Project 2

BSN405 is an applied project unit. The student selects a topic which they have identified as significant to their professional development and is expected to spend ten hours per week over 13 weeks on completing the project on this topic. The primary purpose of the unit is to augment or extend your professional knowledge beyond classroom instruction, to develop applied research skills, to integrate learning with work, and provide an opportunity for self directed learning. In order to achieve these purposes, you will develop an individually tailored learning contract. The specific program of study will be developed in conjunction with and approved by the academic supervisor.

BSN406 Project 3

BSN406 is an applied project unit. The student selects a topic which they have identified as significant to their professional development and is expected to spend twenty hours per week over 13 weeks on completing the project on this topic. The primary purpose of the unit is to augment or extend your professional knowledge beyond classroom instruction, to develop applied research skills, to integrate learning with work, and provide an opportunity for self directed learning. In order to achieve these purposes, you will develop an individually tailored learning contract. The specific program of study will be developed in conjunction with and approved by the academic supervisor.

Economics & finance

EFB201 Financial Markets

This unit introduces students to the institutional elements of global financial markets, and the role and reality of financial markets as an integral part of the economy and of social and political structures. Topics explored in this unit include the functions of financial markets, the banking and payments system, financial system deregulation, non-bank financial institutions, stock exchange operations, debt markets, foreign exchange markets and markets for financial derivatives. Students will practise key skills of critical exploration and analysis in considering the role of finance theories and models to help understand key financial market events within broader social, economic and political contexts. Students will continue to develop and apply these foundational insights and critical thinking skills in subsequent finance units.

EFB210 Finance 1

This unit introduces the fundamental concepts, theories and skills of financial management and how these are applied to solve problems associated with the decisions of financial managers. This is essential knowledge for financial decision makers. Topics covered include: an introduction to the financial institutional framework; an introduction to debt and equity instruments; financial mathematics applied to the pricing of debt and equity securities; a firm's investment decision including Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return; introduction to risk and uncertainty using the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Weighted Average Cost of Capital concept and risk management. Because of its fundamental nature, this unit is a prerequisite for more advanced units within the finance, accountancy and financial planning study areas, and content studied in this unit forms part of the knowledge and skills required for students seeking professional accountancy accreditation.

EFN405 Applied Economics

The economic framework in this introductory unit provides students with a broad understanding of the economic forces that impact business and government, equipping them with knowledge, technical and problem solving skills that they will continue to develop and apply in later units where more complex situations and issues are explored. The unit provides an introduction to both microeconomic and macroeconomic key concepts.

Management

MGB200 Managing People

Everyone in business, government and non-for-profit organisations works with other people, and organisational behaviour provides the knowledge and tools to interact with others effectively. No matter what career path you choose, you'll find that organisational behaviour concepts play an important part in performing your job and working more effectively within organisations. In this unit we will examine how individual differences impact upon what people think, feel, and do in the workplace, and how this understanding of people can help us build more fulfilling and successful workplaces. We focus on getting the best out of people at work, including ourselves, by promoting the sustainable and ethical integration of the business needs and the individual's needs. Not only is an understanding of human behaviour and organisations fascinating, it is also necessary to succeed in today's fast-paced environment, as it can help improve organisational, managerial and personal effectiveness.

MGN409 Management Theory and Practice

In addition to the basic functions of management, the changing nature of managerial work emphasises the importance of facilitating, developing and integrating the organisation's human, physical and other resources. This unit examines current approaches to managing and leading; and the challenges of managing contemporary organisations amid discontinuous change.

MGN440 HRM Theory and Practice

This unit examines the contribution of human resource management to sustainable competitive advantage and organisational effectiveness. HRM is considered from stakeholder, strategic and functional perspectives. The unit fosters discipline knowledge, analytical and action orientated competencies and prepares students for advanced study in the field. This unit will provide you with an understanding of the interplay between organisational effectiveness, long-term sustainability, and the management and organisation of people in the workplace. This unit is the foundation unit in HRM in the MBus (HRM) and related courses. It overviews the profession of HRM and the practice of the HR Professional in the organisation.

MGN442 Self Leadership

In today's contemporary business environment, professionals need to be empowered to manage their own development and growth. Rather than relying on an organisation or manager to make organisational life meaningful and effective, positive self-leadership training is focused on how an individual can foster change in his or her own personal and work life. Therefore the Self-leadership unit is focused on you and your professional development, and will require you to evaluate and reflect upon your leadership capability, including gathering feedback from others in order to generate an action plan for personal growth and change.

MGN447 Managing in a Globalised Economy

Students entering the program, particularly those entering with a non-business background or non-international business background, need a grounding in how the conduct of business operating in the global economy is distinct from that of domestic business. The additional complexity of international business operations is both one of degree as well as one of context. Business must operate in diverse foreign environments and engage in specialised types of transactions. To succeed in international business requires functional understanding of the threats and opportunities arising from the diversity of markets and the growth of globalisation, the nature and role of business operations in the international value chain and the management and control of international business operations.

Creative practice, communication and design

Creative industries

KKB341 Work Integrated Learning 1

This unit focuses on transferring skills into the workplace via participation, observation and reflection, with emphasis on the relationships between academic and professional knowledge. It is important that you gain real world work experience to link university study with professional practice in your chosen industry. The unit provides experience in applying discipline knowledge in professional practice to strengthen discipline-specific learning and specialisation; an understanding of professional communication protocols, professional conduct and risks within the workplace; a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation in professional environments; and analytical processes relevant to practice and Work Integrated Learning. IMPORTANT: Refer to the unit’s Blackboard site for requirements for suitable placements.

KKB342 Work Integrated Learning 2

This unit focuses on transferring skills into the workplace via participation, observation and reflection, with emphasis on the relationships between academic and professional knowledge. It is important that you gain real world work experience to link university study with professional practice in your chosen industry. The unit provides experience in applying discipline knowledge in professional practice to strengthen discipline-specific learning and specialisation; an understanding of professional communication protocols, professional conduct and risks within the workplace; a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation in professional environments; and analytical processes relevant to practice and Work Integrated Learning. IMPORTANT: Refer to the unit’s Blackboard site for requirements for suitable placements.

KKB345 Creative Industries Project 1

Undertake a supervised project in a team-oriented environment that involves practical application and critical reflection. The experience and skills gained will contribute towards your increased self-knowledge and confidence as a practitioner in the Creative Industries. Creative Industries graduates need to practice as professionals in their respective discipline or disciplines. Increasingly, a major part of such practice is instigating, managing, monitoring, and reporting on Creative Industries projects. Normally projects are advertised in the preceding semester through InPlace. This unit may be taken on its own or as the first of two project units related to the same project. IMPORTANT: Places in projects are limited. You will need to submit an application addressing the project’s selection criteria by the closing date. If your application is successful, you will need to enrol in the CI Project unit.

KKB346 Creative Industries Project 2

Undertake a supervised project in a team-oriented environment that involves practical application and critical reflection. The experience and skills gained will contribute towards your increased self-knowledge and confidence as a practitioner in the Creative Industries. Creative Industries graduates need to practice as professionals in their respective discipline or disciplines. Increasingly, a major part of such practice is instigating, managing, monitoring, and reporting on Creative Industries projects. Normally projects are advertised in the preceding semester through InPlace. This unit can extend upon work undertaken in KKB345 (CI Project 1) or can be used for a second project. IMPORTANT: Places in projects are limited. You will need to submit an application addressing the project’s selection criteria by the closing date. If your application is successful, you will need to enrol in the CI Project unit.

Visual arts

KVB104 Photo Media and Art Practice

This unit develops an appreciation of the conceptual, cultural and historical contexts of photo media, addressing visual literacy, critical artistic enquiry, and the protocols related to ethical photo media practice. Photo media, which involves the use of diverse photographic processes, plays an important role in contemporary creative practices because of its pervasiveness and its application across a broad range of cultural and conceptual contexts. Photo imaging may also be the predominant mode of specific artists within a broader multidisciplinary approach to practice. This unit introduces a diverse range of contemporary artistic photo imaging concepts and methods as part of a trajectory of photographic history. It provides the opportunity to experiment with a variety of approaches to understand and create engaging and informed photo image portfolios.

Education

Education

EUB343 Professional Experience: Informing Professional Practice

This unit supports the developing stage of pre-service teacher professional practice. Building on practices introduced in EUB242 (Primary and Secondary) or EUB140 and EUB241 (Early Childhood), it focuses on developing the professional knowledge and practices associated with evidence of learning and evidence of impact. You will gain an understanding of and develop strategies for assessing, providing feedback and reporting on student progress, including quality assuring teacher judgements of student achievement. Data management, interpretation and analysis skills will be introduced, and factors that influence the measures of student performance, for example the National Assessment Plan.You will participate in 20 days of professional experience. Learning in this unit will be related to preparing for and reflecting on the time you will spend in a school. You will also focus on developing skills and practices for professional resilience, specifically, personal wellbeing.

Engineering

Science and engineering

IFZ448 Thesis

Testing the compare text function...

Health and community

Chemistry & physics

PCN520 Project (FT)

New and exciting technologies are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Modern healthcare is a good example of a field where technology has had a huge impact in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Graduates are increasingly involved in the research and development of new technologies and also in its translation and implementation into clinical use. This unit aims to develop furthe your skills for carrying out such work in the form of a research project. The project may be carried out in collaboration with a hospital or industry. This unit aims to introduce and improve your skills in carrying out research work in the form of a short research project.

Clinical sciences

CSB044 Clinical Radiography 2

This unit will continue to build on your previous clinical placement experience to deal with more complex patient presentations. The aim of this unit is to enable you to continue to develop and consolidate your skills in general radiography and minor procedures, whilst also allowing you to develop skills in computed tomography. This period of clinical experience includes a placement within the computed tomography area to enable you to gain clinical experience in routine computed tomography following on from the theory unit undertaken this semester.

CSB331 Paramedic Clinical Practice 1

This unit is in the developmental stage of your course and builds on the work you learned in CSB330 and CSB332. This unit provides you with opportunities to build practice and provide evidence of your development as a clinician in a supervised environment. Additionally it is fundamental to this course that you are exposed to an appropriate case load of suitable patients in the out of hospital phase. This unit is the first in a series of three that provide the work integrated learning experience. Over a six week period, you will be required to complete approximately 240 hours of placement to be conducted externally through the Queensland Ambulance Service.

CSB342 Paramedic Clinical Practice 2

This unit is in the developmental stage of your course and builds on the work you learned in previous paramedic clinical units. This unit provides you with opportunities to strengthen your practice skills and provide evidence of your development as a clinician in a supervised environment. Additionally it is fundamental to this course that you are exposed to an appropriate case load of suitable patients in the out of hospital phase. This unit is the second in a series of three that provide the work integrated learning experience. Over a six week period, you will be required to complete approximately 240 hours of placement to be conducted externally through the Queensland Ambulance Service.

CSH080 Transition to Professional Practice 2

This is the second of the transitional capstone units and requires you to integrate and apply your previously developed knowledge and skills in medical imaging in a clinical context. The unit focuses on professional approaches to the scope of clinical practice and includes online learning activities. You will consolidate your professional practice skills in workload management and clinical efficiency particularly in relation to general radiography and minor procedures. As you progress to a reflective ethical practitioner, this unit provides the opportunity for you to operate with an increasing level of intellectual independence whilst still under supervision.

Health

HLN700 Dissertation

To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. This requires advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. The dissertation provides advanced skill development in these areas, and enables you to undertake a research project in a specialised area of practice. HLN700 Dissertation is offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer. No student should enrol in any offering until they have secured a Supervisor who is available during that semester. Note: The Summer offering is not available to Nursing students. Students in the School of Nursing should contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au in the semester prior to enrolment for further information and guidance on supervision.

HLN703 Project

The ability to apply advanced knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy is a hallmark of postgraduate education at the Masters level. By undertaking a scholarly piece of work this unit gives you the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the skills that you have gained to date in an area that is relevant to your field of study, by demonstrating creativity and initiative to analyse and synthesis knowledge.  HLN703 Project is offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer. Students enrolled through the School of Nursing should contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au   The Summer offering is not available to NS80 Master of Advanced Practice Nursing or NS85 Master of Nursing students. PU86 Master of Public Health students must have successfully completed HLN707 Research Methods in Health before undertaking HLN703. Nursing students must have successfully completed NSN434 Evidence Based Practice and Research Design before undertaking HLN703.

HLN712-1 Dissertation

To ensure high quality practice and public safety, psychologists are required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate recent research evidence. This is the first of four units you will complete as part of your research program in either the Master of Clinical Psychology or the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). You will commence the groundwork for your project by identifying your research question, determining the methodology you will use to answer this research question, apply for ethical and health and safety clearance to run your study, and present your proposed research to an audience of your peers and supervisors. 

HLN712-2 Dissertation

To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. This dissertation provides advanced skill development in these areas. In this unit you will identify a gap in the literature and develop a study. In this unit you will commence your data collection and drafting of your chapters. Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enrol in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded at the end of HLN712-4.

HLN712-3 Dissertation

Advanced level practitioners are continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. The dissertation provides advanced skill development in these areas. In this unit you will identify a gap in the literature and develop a study. This dissertation provides you with the opportunity to develop high-level skills in the evaluation, interpretation and application of research. It will also enable you to undertake a research project in a specialised area of practice. In this unit you will focus on data colelction, analyses and drafting of the chapters. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enrol in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded only at the end of HLN712-4.

HLN712-4 Dissertation

To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. The dissertation provides advanced skill development in these areas. This unit is the final stage of your dissertation. At this point you must write your discussion and finalise the complete thesis, culminating in submission of the final document. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number of semesters. Each semester you can enrol in one or more of its four 12 credit point sub-units. Assessment items are submitted and a final grade awarded at the end of HLN712-4.

HLN750-1 Dissertation

To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. This requires advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. The dissertation provides advanced skill development in these areas, and enables you to undertake a research project in  specialised area of practice. HLN750-1 Dissertation is offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer. No student should enrol in any offering until they have secured a Supervisor who is available during that semester. Note: The Summer offering is not available to Nursing students. Students in the School of Nursing should contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au in the semester prior to enrolment for further information and guidance on supervision.

HLN750-2 Dissertation

To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. This requires advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. The dissertation provides advanced skill development in these areas, and enables you to undertake a research project in a specialised area of practice. HLN750-2 Dissertation is offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer. No student should enrol in any offering until they have secured a Supervisor who is available during that semester. Note: The Summer offering is not available to Nursing students. Students in the School of Nursing should contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au in the semester prior to enrolment for further information and guidance on supervision.

HLZ703 Project

The ability to apply advanced knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy is a hallmark of postgraduate education at the Masters level. By undertaking a scholarly piece of work this unit gives you the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the knowledge and skills that you have gained to date in an area that is relevant to your field of study. HLZ703 Project is offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer. You should not enroll in this unit until you have discussed supervision with your discipline coordinator in the semester prior to enrolment. Students enrolled through the School of Nursing should contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au   Nursing students must have successfully completed NSZ434 Evidence Based Practice and Research Design before undertaking HLZ703.

Nursing

NSB334 Integrated Nursing Practice 4

This is a third-year unit at the advanced stage of the course. It builds on all preceding units, with the expectation that previous knowledge and skills will be drawn upon to further develop practice. This is necessary in order to prepare for and successfully complete the capstone unit and provide safe and effective care as a beginning-level registered nurse.

NSB335 Integrated Nursing Practice 5

Clinical decision making and clinical practice skills are consolidated and at completion of this unit (240 hours of Clinical Practice) students are required to demonstrate levels of safe and effective nursing care consistent with the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards of Practice. All Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards, as they apply to nursing practice are further explored in this unit. This unit complements other third year units and consolidates learning to date. The course themes emphasised in this unit are evidence-based practice, scientific foundations of practice, global health, person-centred care, cultural safety, health technology and health informatics and interprofessional collaboration.

Psychology & counselling

PYB301 Psychology in the Community: Placement

This unit enables you to develop your work-literacy and work-readiness, by providing opportunities to apply psychological knowledge in workplace contexts, supported by activities that promote critical reflection on your learning and workplace practices. In cooperation with the Unit Coordinator, you will arrange a 50 hour work placement. You may nominate prefered placements from a pre-organised list of organisations maintained by the School of Psychology & Counselling, or you may negotiate your own placement at another organisation (unit coordinator approval). You will be supported by on-campus workshops and activities designed to promote critical reflection on your workplace experience. All students considering this unit are strongly encouraged to apply for a Blue Card (suitability for working with children and young people clearance) before the commencement of semester as this clearance is required by most of our host organisations.

PYN052-8 Research Thesis 8

Clinical Psychologists preparing to contribute to the development of the profession require high level research skills. The research component of the degree needs to reflect a high standard of critical thinking, capacity for innovation and a contribution to the practice of psychology through research. This requires clinical psychologists to demonstrate originality and advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research within an area of specialisation. This unit will be the culmination of the research thesis. The aim of the research thesis is to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate originality and develop high-level skills in the evaluation, interpretation and application of research.

Public health & social work

HLB300 Independent Study

This unit provides the opportunity to substantively explore a topic or subject of personal academic interest within your discipline area. It enables you to extend your knowledge and understanding of a topic area that is not otherwise available as a formal unit of study within the course, and your skills in knowledge development and knowledge management. This is a self-directed learning opportunity and prior to enrolling in the unit you will need to organise an academic supervisor with whom you will discuss your proposed study, its learning outcomes and any issues related to its successful completion.

HLN701 Independent Study

The development of critical appraisal skills is essential for students undertaking postgraduate study. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate a relevant topic in your area of study. In the process of identifying, gathering and analysing up-to-date relevant literature, you will strengthen skills in the synthesis of information and report writing relevant to your field.

HLZ701 Independent Study

The development of critical appraisal skills is essential for students undertaking postgraduate study. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate a relevant topic in your area of study. In the process of identifying, gathering and analysing up-to-date relevant literature, you will strengthen skills in the synthesis of information and report writing relevant to your field.

PUN704 Health Management Internship

Based in a workplace, this unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems with your skills of investigation and analysis of complex information to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves the planning and execution of a substantial work-based research project or equivalent capstone experience, by applying the principles and concepts studied across the course into the real world of health services delivery and health policy. A capstone unit is a point of transition for you, and prompts reflection and coherence to the whole course experience. Limited placements are available. Students are matched to placements based on placement availability and student competencies.

Law and justice

Accountancy

AYB301 Audit and Assurance

Audit and Assurance is a third year unit, which is included in the degree program to enable students to comprehend the key concepts of auditing as a discipline, to demonstrate the relationship between auditing and the systems of accountability and to demonstrate the differences between manual and computerised information systems (CIS) audit processes. The unit builds on the knowledge of accounting and accounting standards acquired in prior units by enabling students to understand in detail the audit process (including professional auditing standards and techniques and ethical requirements) which leads to the auditor providing an opinion on the truth and fairness of financial reports of various types of entities.

AYB340 Company Accounting

A large number of entities are companies rather than, for example, sole traders or partnerships. Accordingly, as an accountant, most of the work you will undertake as a practitioner will involve accounting for companies. In this context, accountants are required to interpret and apply accounting standards, and other statutory requirements governing the accounting procedures reflected in the content of a company's financial statements. Accountants are also required to integrate and apply academic accounting knowledge to solving problems that arise in practice. This unit contributes to the knowledge and skills you will need to prepare financial statements for companies. This unit builds on the prerequisite units by applying accounting principles to complex company accounting issues. It also provides a foundation for subsequent units, which develop critical analytical skills through an examination of theoretical accounting issues, accounting regulation and practice.

AYN416 Financial Accounting Processes

All firms need to prepare financial statements at least annually. AYN416 provides a comprehensive introduction to financial accounting processes from both a practical and theoretical viewpoint. Being the first accounting unit in the Master of Business (Professional Accounting) AYN416 also provides the foundation for studies in all the other accounting related units in the degree course particularly AYN417 Corporate Accounting and AYN418 Advanced Financial Accounting.

AYN456 Business and Corporations Law

As many business decisions involve consideration of business and corporate law, postgraduates with an accountancy degree should possess a functional understanding of Australia's legal system. Knowledge of business and company law will equip them with skills for professional practice as well as enhance their capacity to navigate increasingly complex business landscapes. This unit introduces students to Australia's legal environment, developing students' knowledge and understanding of core principles of law while also introducing basic research and analysis skills essential to effective decision in this space.

Justice

JSB278 Drugs and Crime

Drugs, both legal and illegal, present challenges to individuals and the community as well as to the criminal justice and health systems in Australia. The unit is designed to introduce students to key issues associated with drug use in Australia, including trends, patterns of usage and drug-related harms. Students will develop their skills proposing policy responses to drug control. The scope and content of the unit make this an important unit for justice professionals or those wanting to work in policy development, welfare and policing, and the unit's focus on real world social problems will appeal to QUT's student market.

JSB287 Crime in Popular Culture

Crime and criminality are ubiquitous in popular culture. Justice studies and criminology are multidisciplinary enterprises with a longstanding interest in cultural and social responses to crime. A critical account of how criminality and justice are represented in popular culture will provide a better understanding of how cultural genres shape mainstream attitudes and responses to crime, including shifting political and policy responses. This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to research and issues in the field that students will be able to apply in many areas of practice, including the analysis of media responses to crime.

JSB367 Intelligence and Security

Intelligence is increasingly taking a leading role in investigations and security procedures, with analysts setting a direction for criminal investigation and security teams. The unit exposes students to the essentials of the criminal intelligence systems, the intelligence process and creative problem-solving skills. Intelligence professionals are also concerned with support to government, the private sector and the community. Criminal intelligence offers an advantage through the provision of accurate and timely advice. Criminal intelligence requires proficiency in thinking strategies and skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, teamwork, and application of intelligence process methodologies in a variety of cultural contexts.

Law

LLB106 Criminal Law

This core unit introduces you to the criminal law of Queensland.  Knowledge of criminal law offences and defences/excuses is essential for understanding the type of behaviour that is permitted by the state.  Criminal law content knowledge is required for your admission to legal practice.

LLB203 Constitutional Law

An understanding of the role and scope of the Constitution and how to critically consider constitutional questions and problems, is critical to your understanding of how our nation functions politically. For example, the Constitution specifies who can stand for parliament, controls what politicians and public servants can and cannot do, provides the basis for Federal legislation and limits Federal and State governments in a number of ways. In this unit, you will further examine the principles of public law that were introduced to you in LLB101 Introduction to Law and LLB107 Statutory Interpretation. Knowledge of constitutional law is also required for your admission as a legal practitioner.

LLB205 Equity and Trusts

This unit builds on LLB202 Contract Law with a focus on developing your critical analysis and legal writing skills. An understanding of equity and trusts is also required for admission to legal practice.

LLB244 Criminal Law Sentencing

A knowledge of the principles of criminal law is fundamental to the practice of law. In order to practise in the criminal jurisdiction, a sound knowledge of the principles and procedures for sentencing offenders is essential. The sentencing of offenders is based on statutory and common law rules and criminological theories of punishment of offenders, as well as theories informing rehabilitation and responses to recidivism. Although this unit is based on the principles underlying the sentencing process, there is also considerable emphasis on the practical application of these in the sentencing process. This unit, a general elective in the law degree, builds on knowledge and skills gained in the core criminal law unit.

LLB301 Real Property Law

Real Property Law is a core unit in the law degree. It is required for admission to legal practice in Australia Real property law is a significant part of legal practice in government departments, in-house positions, general practice and specialised law firms. Being able to learn and apply the foundations of real property will enable your understanding and application in other specialist areas of law, for example, family law, environmental law, corporations law, bankruptcy law and succession law (wills and estates).

LLB303 Evidence

Evidence is a core unit in the law degree. Knowledge of the rules of evidence and of the procedures by which it must be tendered and dealt with in court is necessary for the conduct of litigation as either a barrister or a solicitor and for admission to practice. This unit builds upon your study of criminal procedure in LLB106 Criminal Law.

LLB460 Competition Moots A

Mooting is a fundamental element of legal education. As a good student mooter at QUT, you have the opportunity, because of the number of national and international competitions that the QUT Law School is invited to participate in, to take your skills to the national and international arena and experience mooting at the highest level. Each international and national moot that you participate in requires significant preparation and attention to detail. This unit is one of a number of work integrated learning units designed to provide you with the experience of using and developing your legal knowledge and skills in a real world context. Mooting will provide you with an authentic learning experience with direct application in real world legal environments. Through this experience you should be better placed for a smooth transition to the workplace.

LLB461 Competition Moots B

Mooting is a fundamental element of legal education. As a good student mooter at QUT, you have the opportunity, because of the number of national and international competitions that the QUT Law School is invited to participate in, to take your skills to the national and international arena and experience mooting at the highest level. Each international and national moot that you participate in requires significant preparation and attention to detail. This unit is one of a number of work integrated learning units designed to provide you with the experience of using and developing your legal knowledge and skills in a real world context. Mooting will provide you with an authentic learning experience with direct application in real world legal environments. Through this experience you should be better placed for a smooth transition to the workplace.

LLH206 Administrative Law

This unit examines the manner in which the executive branch of government is legally accountable, particularly in its dealings with individuals. The unit builds on key principles studied in LLB203 Constitutional Law concerning the structure and operation of our federal system of government, in order to focus on judicial and extra-judicial means of reviewing administrative action. An understanding of administrative law is required for admission into legal practice in Australia.

LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession

This unit is a core unit in the law degree and is required for admission to legal practice in Australia. It builds on the legal research and critical analysis skills developed in LLB104 Contemporary Law and Justice and LLH201 Legal Research.

LLH305 Corporate Law

Corporate Law is designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the key legal principles and policy issues relevant to registered companies. This unit is a compulsory area of study in the law degree and is required for admission as a legal practitioner.

LLH401 Legal Research Capstone

The final year capstone experience will support you in your transition from university to professional work. You will consolidate your legal knowledge and skills by responding to real-world legal problems and developing your professional reflection skills. You will develop an awareness and appreciation of the impact that technology is having, and will continue to have, on the way law is practised. Whether you see your future career in a law firm, community legal centre, law reform commission, government department, research institution, or somewhere else, you will need to understand the technology that is being used in practice and the ethical obligations that accompany their use. You will also broaden your capabilities in planning, developing and completing a complex research project.

LLH472 Public International Law

As Australian legal practitioners can increasingly expect to work within a global context, an understanding of this area of law is important for all practitioners. A good understanding of public international law is also essential for anyone wishing to work with an international organisation. As an advanced law elective, Public International Law will develop advanced knowledge of how international law is created and develops, and how it is applied by governments, legislatures, courts and international agencies.

LLH473 Independent Research Project

This unit provides you with the advanced research and writing skills needed for enrolment in higher degree research programs and for the legal profession. As an advanced Honours elective, this unit builds upon the research and higher order thinking skills developed in other Honours units, including LLH201 Legal Research.

LWN025 Research Project 1a

During your postgraduate study in law, you may find an area that is of particular interest to you or that has specific relevance to your current or intended professional expertise. This unit gives you the opportunity to explore aspects of your coursework or professional interests in more depth as well as assisting you in the continual process of refinement of your critical and analytical research skills.In order to enrol in the unit, you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community Blackboard site. You should submit the form to the Faculty of Law Student Services, who will liaise with the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs, you will be enrolled in this unit.

LWN053 Research Project 1b

During your postgraduate study in law, you may find an area that is of particular interest to you or that has specific relevance to your current or intended professional expertise. This unit gives you the opportunity to explore aspects of your coursework or professional interests in more depth as well as assisting you in the continual process of refinement of your critical and analytical research skills.In order to enrol in the unit, you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community Blackboard site. You should submit the form to the Faculty of Law Student Services, who will liaise with the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs, you will be enrolled in this unit.

LWN056 Research Project 1c

During your postgraduate study in law, you may find an area that is of particular interest to you or that has specific relevance to your current or intended professional expertise. This unit gives you the opportunity to explore aspects of your coursework or professional interests in more depth as well as assisting you in the continual process of refinement of your critical and analytical research skills.In order to enrol in the unit, you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project Application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community Blackboard site. You should submit the form to the Faculty of Law Student Services, who will liaise with the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs, you will be enrolled in this unit.

LWN057 Research Project 1d

During your postgraduate study in law, you may find an area that is of particular interest to you or that has specific relevance to your current or intended professional expertise. This unit gives you the opportunity to explore aspects of your coursework or professional interests in more depth as well as assisting you in the continual process of refinement of your critical and analytical research skills.In order to enrol in the unit you will need to obtain approval from your supervisor for your research proposal and complete the Research Project Application form, which is available on the Postgraduate Community Blackboard site. You should submit the form to the Faculty of Law Student Services, who will liaise with the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs for approval. Once approval is granted by the Academic Lead for Postgraduate Programs, you will be enrolled in this unit.

Science and mathematics

Biomedical sciences

LQB502 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning A

This unit provides you with the opportunity to gain industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours [equivalent to 6 weeks full-time]) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related skills such as team work, ethical behaviour, safe workplace practices and reflective practice as well as building on your industry networks will support you in your transition to professional practice. Your placement should be relevant to your course of study and must be approved by the course co-ordinator and the unit co-ordinator before you commence. Acceptance into this unit will be based on successful completion of prerequisites, the completion of a number of workplace requirements, and the availability of placement supervisors. The learning in this unit can be extended into a second unit LQB503.

LQB503 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning B

This unit extends your learning from LQB502 and provides you with the opportunity to extend industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours [equivalent to 6 weeks full-time]) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related skills such as team work, ethical behaviour, safe workplace practices and reflective practice as well as building on your industry networks will support you in your transition to professional practice. Your placement should be relevant to your course of study and must be approved by the course co-ordinator and the unit co-ordinator before you commence. Acceptance into this unit will be based on successful completion of prerequisites, the completion of a number of workplace requirements, and the availability of placement supervisors.

LQB504-1 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests and work directly with patients in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and there are also opportunities for multidisciplinary practice. This multi-component 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive unpaid practical placement working in the profession. In addition to developing clinical skils, you will work in the health care sector to develop and apply communication skills, demonstrate professional and ethical practice, infection control, ensure patient confidentiality and privacy and gain an understanding of cultural issues. This unit is designed for students who are aiming for careers in clinical physiology and completion of this unit provides students with the skills and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology.

LQB504-2 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests and work directly with patients in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and there are also opportunities for multidisciplinary practice. This multi-component 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive unpaid practical placement working in the profession. In addition to developing clinical skils, you will work in the health care sector to develop and apply communication skills, demonstrate professional and ethical practice, infection control, ensure patient confidentiality and privacy and gain an understanding of cultural issues. This unit is designed for students who are aiming for careers in clinical physiology and completion of this unit provides students with the skills and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology.

LQB504-3 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests and work directly with patients in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and there are also opportunities for multidisciplinary practice. This multi-component 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive unpaid practical placement working in the profession. In addition to developing clinical skils, you will work in the health care sector to develop and apply communication skills, demonstrate professional and ethical practice, infection control, ensure patient confidentiality and privacy and gain an understanding of cultural issues. This unit is designed for students who are aiming for careers in clinical physiology and completion of this unit provides students with the skills and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology.

Chemistry & physics

PCN540-1 Project (PT)

New and exciting technologies are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Modern healthcare is a good example of a field where technology has had a huge impact in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Graduates are increasingly involved in the research and development of new technologies and also in its translation and implementation into clinical use. This unit aims to develop further the student's skills for carrying out such work in the form of a research project. The project may be carried out in collaboration with hospitals or industry. This unit aims to introduce and improve the students skills in carrying out research work in the form of a short research project. (48 credit points achieved at completion of PCN540-1 and PCN540-2.)