PSY561 Masters Dissertation 2 (8)

This subject is the second of four subjects across which students will plan, execute, and write-up a professionally relevant research project. Successful completion of this subject will require students to attain approval for their research project from the relevant Human Research Ethics Committee/s.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY561. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Only students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology may enrol in this subject.

Students undertaking part-time progression will enrol in this subject during Session 2 of their third year.  Students undertaking full-time progression will enrol in this subject during Session 1 of their second year.

Students will only be permitted to enrol in PSY561 if they have previously completed, or are concurrently enrolled in, PSY560.




Subject Relationships

PSY560 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects
PSY562 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects
PSY563 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to recognise, understand and respond appropriately to the ethical considerations relevant to the research process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • attaining ethical approval for a research project


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.