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|
|Points||30 points 30 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,746.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- AVMX 780
- Limited to
- MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipAvMed, PGDipOccMed
- Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit's website
- 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 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