Business

Accountancy

AYB106 Accounting Processes and Systems

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 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, business decision making and information communication technologies.The knowledge and skills developed in this introductory unit are relevant to students in accounting and non-accounting majors.

AYB201 Financial Accounting and Reporting

External financial reports are a legal requirement for companies under the Australian Corporations Act and provide decision-useful information for interested users. Therefore, it is a requirement for accountants working in industry to know and understand: accounting concepts and procedures; specific technical accounting and legal requirements: and, general professional and ethical concepts. These are required in order to be able to prepare, present and explain external financial reports for users. Similarly, this knowledge and skill is a requirement for auditors who perform audits and reviews of external financial reports. 

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

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. This unit contributes to the knowledge and technical skills you will need to prepare and present financial statements for companies. This unit builds on the prerequisite units by applying accounting principles to complex company accounting issues and building upon your understanding and knowledge of ICT in accounting. It provides a foundation for subsequent units by developing critical analytical skills through an examination of theoretical accounting issues, accounting regulation and practice. 

Advertising, marketing and public relations

AMB200 Understanding how Consumers Think, Feel, and (Mis)Behave

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.

AMB201 Marketing and Audience Analytics

The systematic and objective identification, collection, analysis, and dissemination of information is essential for any business to make informed decisions about how to address problems and opportunities in their markets. All business leaders must understand the challenges, opportunities and limitations of the marketing research process; questions that marketing research can answer and questions it can't, and be able to draw appropriate conclusions from different types of data that may be collected during marketing research.This subject builds on basic marketing knowledge and students are involved in, and guided through, a practical, applied marketing research exercise based on a research brief chosen at the start of each semester. This provides the foundations for interpreting case studies, theories and research information presented in more advanced subjects.

AMB336 International Marketing

Globalisation has required firms to look beyond their domestic markets to remain competitive and profitable. An understanding of marketing internationally is vital in today's global marketplace where different challenges and value systems exist.

Business and law

BSB105 The Future Enterprise

This introductory business core unit provides insights on how to predict emerging futures in the contemporary workplace and how to tailor individual response strategies to future business scenarios. Grounded in an integrated mix of real-world case studies from corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial sectors, this unit will help you to develop the mindset and skill set required to approach the future world of work equipped to succeed. You will practise environmental sensing, scenario planning and managing strategic alternatives, and will be introduced to megatrends defining the contemporary work landscape, along with opportunities, threats and “black swan” events disrupting it. You will build your capability to be resilient and agile in the workplace. This unit is relevant to students of all business disciplines, preparing you for the future of work and introducing you to business capabilities to ignite your career.

BSB106 Dynamic Markets

In this introductory business core unit, you will explore how value is created for organisations and customers through the process of exchange in dynamic market environments. You will learn about how businesses interact with consumers and other stakeholders, gain an understanding of the forces that drive behaviour in different market settings, and explore strategies organisations use to enter and operate within dynamic markets to co-create value with customers and stakeholders. This unit is relevant to students of all business disciplines, introducing you to evidence-based skills needed to analyse and critically appraise the trade-offs required to create value and succeed in complex business settings. Along with the rest of the introductory business core, this unit forms the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines, introducing you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSB107 Financial Performance and Responsibility

In this introductory business core unit, you will learn about how individuals and businesses allocate financial resources and use financial information to make sound business decisions in the contemporary workplace. You will gain foundational skills in managing your own personal finances, and in using software to gather and analyse financial information in order to manage cash, evaluate risk, and assess performance and value both at personal and organisational levels in authentic, real-world contexts. This unit, along with the rest of the introductory business core, forms the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines and introduces you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSB108 Business Environment

In this introductory business unit, you will examine the features that define and shape the national, international and global environments in which businesses operate. You will gain an understanding of the roles of key economic, political and legal institutions and regulatory frameworks and how they impact businesses, and apply critical thinking skills and evidence-based approaches to solve real-world business problems. This unit also introduces you to professional skills in analysing and presenting data to inform business decisions. Along with the rest of the introductory business core, this unit forms the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines, introducing you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSB130 Social Enterprises

Real world social and environmental issues are increasingly addressed through business means in an emerging form of hybrid organisation – the social enterprise. Traditionally, the government and charity sectors sought to meet community needs, however resource constraints and increasing demand make this increasingly difficult. Social enterprises provide innovative and sustainable solutions to resourcing and fulfilling charitable purposes via business means. This business core option unit introduces you to social enterprises in a global perspective, and helps you to develop Human-Centred Design skills as you build a social enterprise business plan.

BSB131 Applied Business Analytics

Organisations use business analytics to understand and solve business problems, increase efficiency, leverage productivity, and ultimately enhance the business performance of organisations. This business core option unit introduces you to a practical framework for data collection, aggregation, processing, and modelling to transform data into business insights. You will gain knowledge of key business analytics methods and approaches, and build skills in using Excel to manage and analyse data sets — valuable competencies that will help you to improve decision-making in contemporary business environments across all business disciplines.

BSB151 Business Law and Governance

This foundational unit aims to help students understand that in business, choosing the "right" thing to do involves a range of quite different conceptualizations of what is "right". By using Ethics, the Law and Governance principles to determine what is right, we emphasize the need for tomorrow's business leaders to understand different ways people judge what is "right" and introduce critical business concepts such as governance, fiduciary duties, agency law, contract and negligence (duty of care). Through use classical ethical frameworks as well as statute and case law, students will develop the ability to justify what is the right thing to do in a number of different business scenarios. In so doing the unit also addresses specific legal issues germane to all fields of business and professional contexts while developing problem solving skills relevant to contemporary business.

BSB305 Undergraduate Business Internship

Undergraduate Business Internship is a work integrated learning unit for undergraduate students from any undergraduate major in QUT Business School. Students apply and build on the knowledge and skills developed during their studies in a real world setting. The unit develops and refines employability skills, engages students in career development activities, supports students to adopt a reflective approach to learning,and prepares students for transition to professional practice and careers in the future world of work.

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 the teaching period 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 the teaching period 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 the teaching period 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 and 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 Fundamentals of Finance

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.

Management

MGB130 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. By taking an interdisciplinary and interprofessional perspective, drawing on the fields of management, HR, psychology, behavioural economics and sociology, 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.

MGB225 Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills

Understanding and managing the ways culture impacts communication within a culturally diverse workforce and negotiation in a multi-cultural environment is essential for business professionals operating in national and international contexts. By understanding cultural influences, managers can then modify their communication style to communicate and negotiate effectively with culturally diverse colleagues, competitors and clients. The aim of this unit is to provide students with key knowledge and a range of practical skills in interpersonal and corporate communication and negotiation across various business contexts with particular emphasis on the influence of culture on communication and negotiation. This unit is fundamental to management and builds on prior core learning in management, people and organisations to provide conceptual frameworks and interpersonal skills to enhance organisational and management capabilities at local, national and international business levels.

Creative industries

Communication

KKB341 Work Integrated Learning 1

This unit focuses on transferring skills into a workplace setting 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. In particular, it provides an understanding of professional communication protocols, professional conduct and risks within a workplace setting, 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. Please note: You can undertake a workplace internship experience if available in your location or pursue the option, where available, of a virtual internship experience, 

KKB342 Work Integrated Learning 2

This unit focuses on transferring skills into a workplace setting via participation, observation, and reflection, with emphasis on the relationships between academic and professional knowledge. The unit builds on from KKB341 as 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. It provides an understanding of professional communication protocols, professional conduct and risks within a workplace setting, 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.  Please note: You can undertake a workplace internship experience if available in your location or pursue the option of a virtual internship experience, .

KKB351 Work Integrated Learning 3

This unit builds upon foundational knowledge of professional practice and self-directed learning in Work Integrated Learning 1 and 2 by extending the focus on reflection and analysis of how individual practice relates to a workplace setting. The unit aims to provide you with experience in applying discipline knowledge and skills in the context of professional practice in order to further strengthen discipline-specific learning and specialisation. In particular, it provides an understanding of professional communication protocols, codes of conduct and ethical considerations, and a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation in professional environments.  Please note: You can undertake a traditional workplace internship experience if available in your location or pursue the option of a virtual internship experience, if available.

KKB352 Work Integrated Learning 4

This unit builds upon foundational knowledge of professional practice and self-directed learning in Work Integrated Learning 1, 2 and 3 by further extending the focus on reflection and analysis of how individual practice relates to a workplace setting. The unit aims to provide you with experience in applying discipline knowledge and skills in the context of professional practice in order to strengthen discipline-specific learning and specialisation. In particular, it provides an understanding of professional communication protocols, codes of conduct and ethical considerations, and a critical understanding of the role of reflection on learning and self-evaluation in professional environments. Please note: You can undertake a traditional workplace internship experience if available in your location or pursue the option of a virtual internship experience, if available.

Creative practice

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 practise 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.  IMPORTANT: Projects will be only promoted and can only be applied for through InPlace.These InPlace applications have strict closing dates, these dates will often occur well in advance of semester.  IMPORTANT:  Please note, enrolment in this unit is by application only, if your application through InPlace is successful, you will be manually enrolled in this 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 practise 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.  IMPORTANT: Projects will be only promoted and can only be applied for through InPlace.These InPlace applications have strict closing dates, these dates will often occur well in advance of semester.  IMPORTANT:  Please note, enrolment in this unit is by application only, if your application through InPlace is successful, you will be manually enrolled in this 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.

Engineering

Architecture and built environment

UXB100 Design-thinking for the Built Environment

In this introductory unit, you will gain a big picture view of the strategies and interactions that influence the sustainable development of the built environment. Using design-thinking, you will consider the end user of built spaces and the social and cultural impacts of decisions at every stage of the project development and planning process. You will analyse problems and consider various innovative solutions. You will learn appropriate terminology and communication strategies to communicate and negotiate with diverse stakeholders including clients, design managers, architects, project managers, urban planners, construction managers and quantity surveyors and cost engineers. You will also learn how and when these roles intersect and how you can have a strategic impact on the project development and planning process.

Electrical engineering and robotics

EGB101 Engineering Design and Professional Practice

As a professional engineer you will be competent to practise as outlined in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer. One of the main activities that professional engineers undertake is design, which involves using knowledge and skill bases to apply engineering methods to create systems that meet stakeholders' needs, while maintaining professional and personal attributes. This unit introduces engineering design and begins your development as a trusted and ethical professional. To develop your capability in design, you will learn about strength of materials and load bearing mechanisms so that you can undertake introductory analysis, building and testing of engineering systems, and develop your engineering ethics, professional skills in communication, engineering teamwork, research, cultural awareness and sustainable development practices. Future units, particularly those focused on design will build from this introduction.

Health

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.

LQB504-1 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

Clinical physiologists (clinical measurement scientists) perform diagnostic tests, working with patients in health care in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and multidisciplinary practice. The placement is full-time, intensive, unpaid and hands-on, working in the profession. This practical component is compulsory for completion of the unit and the clinical physiology minor. You will learn and develop core competencies in a field of clinical physiology including communication skills, professional and ethical practice, infection control, patient confidentiality and privacy and cultural issues. Successful completion of this unit provides students with the competencies and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology and will develop employability skills. Entry into the minor is competitive (based on GPA and application) due to the limited number of placements.

LQB504-2 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

Clinical physiologists perform diagnostic tests, working with patients in health care in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and multidisciplinary practice. The placement is full-time, intensive, unpaid and hands-on, working in the profession. This practical component is compulsory for completion of the unit and the clinical physiology minor. You will learn and develop core competencies in a field of clinical physiology including:  communication skills, professional and ethical practice, infection control, patient confidentiality and privacy and cultural issues. Successful completion of this unit provides students with the competencies and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology and employability skills. Entry into the minor is competitive (based on GPA and application) due to the limited number of placements.

LQB504-3 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship

Clinical physiologists (clinical measurement scientists) perform diagnostic tests, working with patients in health care in multidisciplinary teams. Disciplines include cardiac science, neuroscience, respiratory science, sleep science and multidisciplinary practice. The placement is full-time, intensive, unpaid and hands-on, working in the profession. This practical component is compulsory for completion of the unit and the clinical physiology minor. You will learn and develop core competencies in a field of clinical physiology including: communication skills, the demonstratation of professional and ethical practice, infection control, patient confidentiality and privacy and cultural issues. Successful completion of this unit provides students with the competencies and experience required to apply for graduate positions in clinical physiology and employability skills. Entry into the minor is competitive (based on GPA and application) due to the limited number of placements.

Clinical sciences

CSB067 Clinical Radiography 4

This unit will continue to build on previous clinical placements to deal with more complex patients and contexts. The period of clinical experience in this unit will enable you to demonstrate safe practice and gain experience in advanced imaging procedures and modalities in addition to consolidating skills in general radiography and minor procedures.

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.

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 synthesise knowledge.  PU86 Master of Public Health students must have successfully completed HLN707 Research Methods in Health before undertaking this unit. NS80 and NS88 students must have successfully completed NSN434 Evidence Based Practice and Research Design before undertaking this unit. Students enrolled through the School of Nursing will be contacted by the discipline lead to discuss support. The summer offering is only available to NS88 Master of Nurse Practitioner students.

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 unit is a work integrated learning unit, with you learning predominantly off campus (4 weeks/ 160 hours) within healthcare contexts. This is a third-year unit at the consolidating stage of the course. It builds on all preceding units, with the expectation that previous knowledge and skills will be drawn upon in practice and to enable further development knowledge and skills. This is necessary to prepare for and successfully complete this capstone unit and provide safe and effective care as a beginning -level registered nurse. This unit is a work integrated learning unit with students learning predominantly in off-campus health care contexts. A thorough understanding of the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice, National Health Priority Areas, Aged Care Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards is essential to nursing practice.  

NSB335 Integrated Nursing Practice 5

Clinical practice and evidence-based theory are integrated and critically applied at the completion of this unit (8 weeks / 320 hours of clinical practice) by demonstration of safe and effective person-centred care consistent with the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards of Practice. All Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and National Safety, Aged Care Standards 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. This unit is a work integrated learning unit with you learning predominantly in off-campus health care contexts.

Psychology and counselling

HLN712-2 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 second of four units you will complete as part of your program of research in either the Master of Clinical Psychology or the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). You will continue work on the research project you commenced in HLN712-1, commencing data collection, refining the drafts of your dissertation, and continuing to meet with your research supervisor.

HLN712-3 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 third of four units you will complete as part of your program of research in either the Master of Clinical Psychology or the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). You will continue work on the research project you commenced in HLN712-1 and continued in HLN712-2, nearing completion of your data collection and analysis (or equivalent), and continuing to meet with your research supervisor and submit drafts of your work.

HLN712-4 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 final unit you will complete as part of your program of research in either the Master of Clinical Psychology or the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). You will finalise your dissertation for the project you commenced in HLN712-1 and continued in both HLN712-2 and HLN712-3. By this point you will be writing your discussion and finalising your complete thesis, culminating in submission of the final document.

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 at relevant organisation. 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.

PYB321 Introduction to the Psychology of Trauma

More than half the population experiences trauma across the lifetime. Trauma is acknowledged as playing a key role in the development of mental and physical health issues. There is an increased understanding and interest in society around the prevalence and impact of trauma including domestic violence, child abuse, sudden bereavement and war. Despite this, most professionals across disciplines including psychology, social work, education and law, receive no systematic training in trauma. This introductory unit provides you with foundational knowledge about the psychology of trauma and vicarious trauma as it applies to people who experience trauma firsthand or those in professions likely to assist people who have experienced trauma. This elective complements learning across disciplines including social work, psychology, law, education and nursing. The unit is linked to core psychology units PYB100 and PYB102 and is linked to PYB304 regarding neurobiological aspects of trauma.

Justice

Justice

JSB235 Investigation and Evidence

Few people in justice fields are trained investigators. Justice professionals are routinely communicating with and obtaining information from clients and others. Their roles may also require them to conduct an investigation and provide a report of their findings. The skills required to conduct an effective and ethical investigation are however quite specific and may ultimately result in the investigator giving testimony in court proceedings. Further the scope of possible investigations is very broad. While most will associate investigations to suspected breaches of criminal laws, investigations may relate to non-compliance with workplace policies e.g. health and safety incidents, negative workplace behaviour. Workplace Investigation Skills provides foundational investigation skills that will enable each student to plan an investigation, gather evidence, identify witnesses and suspects, and produce an professional report articulating the findings of the investigation.

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

Law

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).

LLB306 Civil Procedure

An understanding of civil procedure is required for admission to legal practice. This core unit draws on knowledge gained throughout the degree including contract law, torts, statutory interpretation and dispute resolution skills.This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of procedural law in Australia and extend your skills from earlier studies in law units, such as critical analysis and dispute resolution in LLB101, LLB102 and LLB103 and negotiation in LLB202 Contract Law.

Science

Biology and 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.

SEB104 Grand Challenges in Science

Grand Challenges in Science explores world events, problems or phenomena from a scientific perspective, discovering the many ways in which science is used and misused by practicing scientists and the public. You will understand the problems and challenges of modern scientific inquiry using a range of multidisciplinary perspectives and explore solutions focussed approaches.

Chemistry and 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.

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.)

PVB304 Physics Research

This is the capstone unit for the Physics course, which gives you the opportunity to engage in real-world physics research. Students will undertake a project in which they explore computational and/or experimental approaches to generating new understanding in active research areas, and summarize their findings through scholarly writing and presentations. This unit provides students with the chance to develop their skills around gathering data, interpreting data, assessing uncertainties and presenting results in a clear and compelling way, helping them to develop skills that are required in both industry and academic contexts. This unit builds on all the previous learning in the Physics course, and enables students to draw on their developed expertise and to apply it to a well-defined research problem.

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