A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.
With the guidance of a member of staff, students will design and conduct an investigation to address a question about human nutrition. This will involve the review of previous literature, the development of a research question, the design of an appropriate data collection procedure, and the analysis and interpretation of the results obtained. The dissertation is designed to develop research skills.
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Full Year (On campus)
Full Year (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 14 June 2024) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 14 June 2024) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,964.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Teaching staff
Staff will vary depending on the supervisor.
- Paper Structure
The student works independently, supported by regular meetings with a supervisor, to complete a piece of original research and to write it up in the form of a dissertation.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper students will have:
- Developed research skills
- Demonstrated understanding of a research area
- Further developed their ability to critically appraise and communicate scientific information in the field of human nutrition