HLT509 Health Master's Dissertation (32)

In this subject, with the assistance of a supervisor, students undertake independent research implementing the proposal approved in HLT506.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT509. 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



Two sessions


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in health related Master's courses.


( HLT505 or BMS500 ) and HLT506

Incompatible Subjects

BMS509, BMS510, BMS518, HLT504, HLT508, HLT522, HSM522

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • undertake an independent research project in the field of health science and document the process and finding in an academically appropriate form.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Each student will undertake independent research under the guidance of a Research Supervisor and/or research team. The dissertation will be expected to meet the following criteria: a clear, well argued and critical exposition of the research problem, methodology and findings; builds on and extends current knowledge in the topic area by linking project to a critical review of relevant literature; demonstrates an ability to work independently according to a predetermined schedule; demonstrates an appropriate application of research design, data collection methods and data analysis; relates the specific research topic to the wider field of knowledge within the health sciences.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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.