HSC700 Research Critique and Publication (16)

In this subject students develop skills in critiquing literature at the doctoral level. Students are expected to critically analyse information derived from various sources (eg. publications, reports, policy documents, web based material etc.) pertinent to their profession. The subject will be assessed on the basis of the report(s) on the analyses. The material to be analysed, the format and content of the report(s) is negotiated between the student and supervisory team. The critiques will be included in the professional portfolio which is assessed at the culmination of the degree.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HSC700. 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


Faculty of Science

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Doctor of Health Science course

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to appreciate how the content of different forms of presentation is varied to suit the needs of the professional audience;
  • be able to critically analyse and interpret information relevant to their professional situation, at a doctoral level;
  • be able to present a cogent critical analysis of information in a report.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Students will work closely with their supervisors in all aspects of this subject. Initially students will be required to select various sources of information relevant to their profession. The information to be analysed will be taken from journal articles, book chapters, professional reports and electronic sources (eg. World Wide Web).
  • Students will then critically analyse information selected. In their analysis students will develop high level analytical skills, provide a detailed analysis of the material and thus understand and appreciate how material can presented differently for different audiences.

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.