Special Project in Family Studies

10 Units

Students undertaking the Master of Family Studies have the option of doing a Special Project in a Family Service or related organisation. The purpose of the project is to apply knowledge and skills developed in the core courses of the program to an area of interest related to Family Studies. The project can focus on policy or practice interventions in Family Studies.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of a selected area of interest in Family Studies.
  2. Use conceptual frameworks relevant to professional work in Family Studies.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to design, implement and evaluate an appropriate field-based project.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on a specific area of interest in Family Studies
  5. Demonstrate cultural competence in Family Studies field work
  6. Articulate the generalisable knowledge gained through the Special Project in Family Studies.

Monthly face to face or online meetings with academic supervisor. Plan to be set up based on project.

Assumed Knowledge Knowledge of program planning and evaluation methodologies.
Assessment Items
  • Proposal / Plan: Field Project Plan
  • Report: Final Project Reports
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 1.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Approximate average hours per week. Monthly face to face or online meetings with academic supervisor. Plan to be set up based on project.)
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Self directed study of provided online activities, lectures and materials for 10 hrs per week for whole term. At least 120 hours of student effort overall.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6511
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