Building and planning

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.

Business

Accountancy

AYB200 Financial Accounting

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

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.

AYN414 Cost and Management Accounting

Management accounting is about providing information for management to make decisions. All firms, regardless of industry type, make use of a range of existing management accounting techniques to costs their products or services, make budgeting decisions and measure and report strategic results and performance. This data is used to develop both long-term and short-term plans and strategies which help firms achieve and maintain their competitive advantage. Accordingly, accountants need to know about the costing techniques used by firms, understand cost terminology and cost allocation methods, the latest budgeting techniques and be able to identify and provide management with relevant information to inform their decision making.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AMN406 Project

This is a Work Integrated Learning unit with students focusing on the research and analysis of real world problems and issues and the development of business solutions in collaboration with selected industry partners. Working independently and in teams students will critically examine contemporary issues relevant to their discipline specialisation and will use and extend their discipline knowledge and skills through exposure to industry partners, practices and pressures. In addition to research, project planning and problem solving skills students will develop and practice key professional skills including reflective practice, collaboration and networking with peers and industry mentors.

Business and law

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.

BSB115 Management

An ability to understand the basic functions of management and apply that knowledge to contemporary practice are key skills for competent business professionals and informed, effective managers. This unit provides insights into current business issues and practices using real world cases and practitioner readings. The unit introduces students to foundational theories and practices of management and organisations, with an emphasis on the conceptual and people skills that are needed in all areas of management and organisational life. The unit acknowledges that organisations exist in an increasingly competitive environment where the emphasis will be on knowledge and the ability to learn, change and innovate. Organisations are viewed from individual, group, corporate and external environmental perspectives, and the unit provides a foundation for students studying business or wishing to understand more thoroughly the role of organisations within society.

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 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.

BSB123 Data Analysis

The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data effectively is important in any work environment. This is particularly true in business where learning to deal with randomness, variation and uncertainty is a vital skill for anyone applying their knowledge to inform business decisions. This introductory unit is designed to ensure that students gain an appreciation of the basic tools necessary to develop and apply this skill set. It introduces the fundamental concepts and statistical methods for data analysis, and students will learn about different types and sources of data, and techniques for displaying and analysing data to make business decisions. Students will gain practical data manipulation skills using Microsoft Excel, and practise many of the quantitative techniques applicable to all disciplines, which will be used throughout their further studies.

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.

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 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.

EFB223 Economics 2

This unit covers fundamental issues in micro- and macroeconomics including the behaviours of consumers and firms, the role of the government in market intervention, allocative efficiency and market structures in the Australian financial context. The significance of the international economy is similarly explored through a discussion of foreign exchange markets, the Australian dollar and the terms of trade. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit will equip students with the ability to analyse the behaviours of consumers and firms, assess the performance of markets and critically evaluate the impact of government policies on efficiency and growth.

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.

EFN406 Managerial Finance

This is an introductory unit complementary to EFN425 and EFN420. This unit gives students an essential grounding in applied finance, addressing fundamental issues of how we can use finance in a commercial sense and how this impacts critical organisational and managerial decisions in an increasingly complex and demanding financial environment. Subsequent units in this course will build on the knowledge introduced in this unit.

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.

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.

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.

MGN415 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.

MGN446 Business in Australia

This unit presents students new to Australia with an introduction to the Australian business environment and Australian industries that will be of practical use for both studying and conducting business in Australia. The curriculum in this unit is designed for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS to facilitate a critical knowledge of Australian culture(s), including Indigenous cultures, the external forces and institutional dynamics that shape Australian businesses and the challenges that managers must address within them.

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, education and social justice

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; 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 traditional workplace internship experience if available in your location, or pursue the option of a virtual internship experience. 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 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; 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 traditional workplace internship experience if available in your location, or pursue the option of a virtual internship experience. 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 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.

Education

Engineering

Science

IFZ448 Thesis

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Health and community

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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. This is a designated unit which is essential to your course progression. Designated units include professional experience units, units requiring the development of particular skills, and units requiring demonstration of certain personal qualities. If you fail to achieve a satisfactory level of performance in a designated unit, you may be excluded from enrolment or will be put on academic probation. If you fail a designated unit twice within your course, you may be excluded. Supplementary assessment is not available on designated units.

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 and 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 and 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 from 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.

SWB412 Placement 2

Social work students are required to demonstrate proficiency in applying knowledge and skills in complex real-world situations. The unit makes up the final placement experience of 500 hours, building on the experience gained in the first placement. Students must successfully demonstrate skills, knowledge, and professional attributes necessary for safe, high quality and ethical practice in accordance with the AASW Practice Standards (2013) and Code of Ethics (2010). This unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake critical professional practice. Through the application of consolidated knowledge and skills gained through the course you will develop your identity as an emerging critically oriented and reflective social work practitioner. Tasks and responsibilities are completed under the guidance and direction of a social work supervisor and supported through university liaison visits and workshops.

Law and justice

Business and law

BSB111 Business Law and Ethics

This foundational unit is designed to prepare students to conduct business within the Australian legal environment and emphasises the need for the business leaders of tomorrow to act in accordance with society's ethical standards. It incorporates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics to provide students with an understanding of laws and ethical standards applicable to business decisions. The unit addresses specific legal issues that relate to business, including agency law, contract law, consumer law and negligence. These issues are pertinent regardless the specific field of business being studied and inform a broad set of professional contexts. Through use of statute, case law and ethical principles, students will develop the ability to apply the law to different scenarios, and develop moral reasoning and problem solving skills in relation to contemporary ethical issues.

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.

LLB140 Human Rights Law

In recent decades, the international community has shown an increased awareness of and stronger commitment to the protection of human rights. However, this progress is far from complete and violations of basic human rights are still a pressing issue for the global community. This unit is a first year elective that is designed to develop the concepts and principles of human rights introduced in LLB104 Contemporary Law and Justice. It explores the theory and practice of international human rights law. In particular, it provides an overview of the history and orgiins of human rights and international rights and obligations while remaining grounded int he contemporary events and challenges to the protection of human rights. The unit also examines the institutions, instruments and implementation structures of human rights. The unit sets the foundational knowledge of the key issues and mechanisms for regulation and enforcement that are built on in later specialised units.

LLB346 Succession Law

Our legal system is premised on the right of individuals to own private property. Succession deals with the legal consequences of death on a person's property. It has links to other important areas of law, namely equity and trusts, property law and family law. Succession is a strongly developing area of legal practice. Family provision actions are increasing as more people challenge will dispositions or inheritance by way of intestacy on the grounds of inadequate provision. Estate planning is becoming a major area of practice. The notion of what is the 'estate' at death is a developing area of law, with some inter vivos transactions being set aside as unconscionable bargains or contracts being of limited effect. The effect of these developing remedies is to increase the 'estate' available to be distributed at death. With its links to real property, equity, trusts and family law, Succession will assist you to see the connection between different areas of law.

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 and 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.)