Research and Project Planning (300302)


Unit Type Core Unit
Credit Points 10
Pre-Requisite Unit For: 300304 Mental Health Capstone
Advanced Standing: Not available for this unit due to Capstone preparation work contained within the unit
Delivery Mode e-Learning (online), Part Time

Research and Project Planning provides students with the skills and an understanding of how to integrate their knowledge and experiences into a capstone project that generates new knowledge and/or insights for the improvement of mental health care. This unit brings together students from the Master of Applied Mental Health Studies and the Master of Psychiatric Medicine, maximising opportunities for interdisciplinary insight and collaboration, both during study and in practice settings. Guided by the second semester Mental Health Capstone unit learning outcomes, students will formulate a detailed proposal for either a research or non-research capstone project, to a standard that meets submission requirements for ethics committee review.

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrates ability to critically review and synthesise the research and other relevant literature in response to the proposed project.


Formulates a proposal relevant to mental health which explains the rationale for the project and its design, considers ethical implications, and outlines plans for implementation, data analysis and dissemination of findings.


Demonstrates ability to communicate in a compelling and authoritative way regarding the proposed project, its theoretical significance, and its application in the workplace.