HRS441 Science Honours Research Dissertation (16)

In this subject, students will develop practical insights into real-world research writing and dissemination processes. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the world of professional research by working through the process of writing a research report for (potential) publication, under the guidance of their research supervisor(s).  Students will also present this research orally to an audience of interested end-users or stakeholders.


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: HRS441. 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 Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in a Bachelor Honours degree or a stand-alone Honours degree [Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) Integrated Honours, Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) Integrated Honours, Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) Integrated Honours].

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolling in this subject are expected to have previously completed or be concurrently completing an Honours research project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain factors that can influence a researcher's choice of knowledge dissemination methods, including the selection of a suitable scholarly journal;
  • be able to orally communicate their research progress and/or outcomes to an interested audience;
  • be able to, with supervisory guidance, write a potentially publishable report on a completed research project, including the rationale, methodology, and findings, and a discussion of relevant limitations and implications; and
  • be able to demonstrate capacity for future higher-degree research by showing the personal initiative and time management skills required to write a research dissertation within a given time frame.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Considerations when choosing avenues for disseminating research findings;
  • Considerations when choosing a journal in which to publish research findings;
  • Advice for preparing and delivering an oral research presentation; and
  • Self-management tips for writing your research dissertation.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.