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Introduction to Higher Degree by Research XGR501


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Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.

Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR candidate; policy and procedure at UTAS; research ethics; planning and managing a research project; how to lead a team and guide research; moral rights and protecting and commercialising research; information retrieval, library services and resources and occupational health and safety. The unit will be taught via block teaching (face-to-face) and assessment tasks will focus on meeting key objectives required for confirmation of progression of candidature.

The unit is a mandatory unit of the Graduate Certificate in Research. Therefore, it introduces a range of topics that will be developed further in the remaining units of the course.


Unit name Introduction to Higher Degree by Research
Unit code XGR501
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Research Division
Office of Research Services
Discipline Graduate Research Office
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Ethics Assignment 35%; Research Plan 50%; Accountable persons training 15%.

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