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Research Dissertation and Capstone - GENC5019

Year - 2018

This unit is a continuation of the supervised research project initiated at the beginning of the course. The unit involves self-directed independent research and regular meetings (fortnightly) with a supervisor (s). The research project will culminate in the completion of a research dissertation in the form of an original journal article manuscript or report. The unit includes a capstone experience (similar to an oral presentation at a conference) consisting of presentation of the research findings from the student research project, in the context of the student's knowledge and experience of clinical practice, scientific knowledge, plus an understanding of the implications for genetic counselling practice.

Supervised research project writing up, self-directed learning and independent research.

Draft introduction and methods of research dissertation (10%), draft research dissertation (10%), journal article (40%), capstone (30%)

Ian MacFarlane, Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie Leroy. Oxford University Press. Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide (2014) Oxford University Press; Peat, Jennifer; Elliott, Elizabeth; Baur, Louise; Keena, Victoria Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How. London, BMJ Books, 2002.


GENC5020 and GENC5017


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Genetic Medicine
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jane Fleming, Research Coordinator and Clinical Lecturer, Sydney Medical School
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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 undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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