PSY561 Masters Dissertation 2 (8)

This subject is the second of four subjects across which students will plan, execute, and write-up a professionally relevant research project. Successful completion of this subject will require students to attain approval for their research project from the relevant Human Research Ethics Committee/s.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY561. 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 Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Only students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology may enrol in this subject.

Students undertaking part-time progression will enrol in this subject during Session 2 of their third year.  Students undertaking full-time progression will enrol in this subject during Session 1 of their second year.

Students will only be permitted to enrol in PSY561 if they have previously completed, or are concurrently enrolled in, PSY560.




Subject Relationships

PSY563 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects
PSY560 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects
PSY562 These subjects are Masters Dissertation Subjects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to recognise, understand and respond appropriately to the ethical considerations relevant to the research process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • attaining ethical approval for a research project

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY561 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Ethics approval

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.