Inquiry Topic (GSDD5006)


This unit of study in the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) forms a capstone for Master's students. The purpose of this unit of study is to provide the student with the opportunity to investigate an area relevant to theory, practice and professional interests in developmental disability. The outcome of this inquiry topic is a comprehensive paper that may involve an extended literature analysis and critical review (or another mutually agreed format) of the chosen topic. This unit must be taken toward the end of the student's course, typically as a final or near final unit of study. Students must discuss their topic with the unit coordinator, who will organise a suitable supervisor. Approval from the coordinator is required prior to enrolling in this unit.

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Further unit of study information




Project proposal (15%)and 5000wd Final report (85%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

Enrolment in or satisfactory completion of all core units of study for the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) is required. This unit is not available to Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability) students.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.