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AVME780 Research Project

A supervised research project up to 10,000 words involving the development, implementation and reporting of an original topic in the student’s area of professional interest.

The research project is relatively limited in scope and typically involves a systematic review, pilot study, audit or case study. The project is planned, conducted and reported by the student under the supervision of an academic member of staff in the programme in which the student is studying. The research project is completed (from proposal to final submission) in one semester.

Please contact the department to express interest prior to enrolling for this paper.
A 'Guide to the Master's Research Project for Students and Supervisors' is available from postgraduate programme administrators.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code AVME780
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
AVMX 780
Limited to
MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipAvMed, PGDipOccMed
Eligibility
Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry
Contact
OAMU@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Director: Julie Myers

Teaching staff consist solely of the student's supervisor(s). Generally, only one supervisor is required; however, in some instances a second co-supervisor may be appropriate. Supervisory arrangements are approved by the programme Convenor through the 'research proposal approval' process.
Paper Structure
AVME 780 begins with the student identifying the topic they want to research and finding a supervisor. A research proposal is prepared (in consultation with the supervisor) and submitted for approval. Once the proposal is approved, the student undertakes the project as outlined in the proposal. Regular meetings with the supervisor are expected. A final research report (of up to 10,000 words) is submitted for marking at the end of the semester. The report is marked by two independent markers who submit their recommendations to the Convenor; the Convenor determines the final result.
Teaching Arrangements
A Supervision Memorandum of Understanding (establishing responsibilities, expectations, timelines, etc for both student and supervisor) is to be prepared at the beginning of the project.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Research resources will vary depending on the research project involved and should be discussed with the supervisor.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate the ability
  • To develop a research proposal to address a research question
  • To carry out independent research with supervisory support
  • To critically analyse relevant literature, data and theoretical concepts
  • To build a coherent argument by synthesising existing knowledge, theory and original reflection
  • To communicate research outcomes effectively in writing

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Second Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

A supervised research project up to 10,000 words involving the development, implementation and reporting of an original topic in the student’s area of professional interest.

The research project is relatively limited in scope and typically involves a systematic review, pilot study, audit or case study. The project is planned, conducted and reported by the student under the supervision of an academic member of staff in the programme in which the student is studying. The research project is completed (from proposal to final submission) in one semester.

Please contact the department to express interest prior to enrolling for this paper.
A 'Guide to the Master's Research Project for Students and Supervisors' is available from postgraduate programme administrators.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code AVME780
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,490.00

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Restriction
AVMX 780
Limited to
MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipAvMed, PGDipOccMed
Eligibility
Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry
Contact
OAMU@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Director: Julie Myers

Teaching staff consist solely of the student's supervisor(s). Generally, only one supervisor is required; however, in some instances a second co-supervisor may be appropriate. Supervisory arrangements are approved by the programme Convenor through the 'research proposal approval' process.
Paper Structure
AVME 780 begins with the student identifying the topic they want to research and finding a supervisor. A research proposal is prepared (in consultation with the supervisor) and submitted for approval. Once the proposal is approved, the student undertakes the project as outlined in the proposal. Regular meetings with the supervisor are expected. A final research report (of up to 10,000 words) is submitted for marking at the end of the semester. The report is marked by two independent markers who submit their recommendations to the Convenor; the Convenor determines the final result.
Teaching Arrangements
A Supervision Memorandum of Understanding (establishing responsibilities, expectations, timelines, etc for both student and supervisor) is to be prepared at the beginning of the project.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Research resources will vary depending on the research project involved and should be discussed with the supervisor.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, ethics, information literacy, research, self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate the ability
  • To develop a research proposal to address a research question
  • To carry out independent research with supervisory support
  • To critically analyse relevant literature, data and theoretical concepts
  • To build a coherent argument by synthesising existing knowledge, theory and original reflection
  • To communicate research outcomes effectively in writing

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Second Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle