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Please note: this unit is only available to students accepted into the In-Service Pathway of 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies).

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The unit engages students in higher level police supervision skills and capabilities required of operational policing in an increasingly complex social, cultural, and economic environment. Students will engage with assignment work grounded in critically analysing how to provide initial and ongoing support to people working in policing environment that will create broader thinking, more creative police supervisory leaders. This unit builds on the work you have engaged in around strategic leadership and management practice as police officers.

Summary 2021

Unit name Social Research in Professional Practice A
Unit code HSP325
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management

Associate Lecturer James Dwyer

Teaching staff

QP2 Frontline Supervisors Course: James Dwyer

TP3A: Dr Romy Winter

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates


A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of a Faculty approved police cohort in 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies - In-Service) in 2018.




Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

In house residential at the academy (QP2) or online (TP3 Advanced).


QP2( Frontline Supervisors): Pre/post course assessment (critical analysis, 2,000 words)

TP3 Advanced: Video presentation or Voice Over PowerPoint

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