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 Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of a selected area of interest in Family Studies.

  • Use conceptual frameworks relevant to professional work in Family Studies.

  • Demonstrate an ability to design, implement and evaluate an appropriate field-based project.

  • Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on a specific area of interest in Family Studies

  • Demonstrate cultural competence in Family Studies field work.

  • Articulate the generalisable knowledge gained through the Special Project in Family Studies.


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

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Knowledge of program planning and evaluation methodologies through courses such as HLSC6240 or SOCA6240 or FAMS6006
Modes of Delivery Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Essay/Written Assignment - Contract
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Essay/Written Assignment - Critical Reflection
  • Field Study - Field work
  • Other: (please specify) - E-Poster
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Program Component: Limited to enrollment in the Master of Family Studies Program
  • Compulsory Course Component: Completion of First Aid Certificate Completion of a Criminal Record Check Completion of a Prohibited Employment Declaration
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6511

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