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1 Honours Information Session Faculty of Health Arts & Design Dr. Karen Farquharson Associate Dean (Research and Engagement)

2 Associate Professor Esther Milne Program Convenor Faculty of Health, Arts and Design Honours and Fourth Year Bachelor of Science (Honours) Z0466 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) N052

3 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design Personal/Professional Development Entry requirement for most post-graduate study (Masters, PhD, Professional Doctorate) Gives you a competitive edge in the job market 3 Why do Honours?

4 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 4 Strengths of Honours and Fourth Year Graduates Enriched and extensive knowledge base in their chosen area Demonstrated capacity to show initiative and self- direction in project management Advanced level of research and problem solving skills Advanced level of writing and communication skills

5 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 5 Who is eligible for Honours? You are eligible if you have: Satisfied the requirements of an undergraduate pass degree with a relevant major Achieved an average level of Credit or better. Students who achieve 2 Distinctions or better at third year may be considered Individual streams vary so check with convenors during application stage

6 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 6 These streams are available under the BA Honours Degree: Media (Esther Milne) Social Science (Deb Dempsey) Culture, Nature and Civilisation (Arran Gare) Psychology (Christine Critchley) Languages (Simone Battiston)

7 Honours in Media (Games, Writing, PR, Advertising, Cinema & Screen Studies and Journalism) Esther Milne Convenor 7

8 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 8 Honours in Media + Games + Journalism Convenor: Dr Esther Milne Entry requirements: Credit or above average Demonstrated potential for research (eg Media/Lit Project; and Information Society) Relevant, researchable idea for thesis topic

9 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 9 Honours in Media + Games + Journalism Course Structure Course Work/Thesis Media Research Seminar (first semester) 2 x Electives: (second semester) Multiplatform Journalism Media Public Policy Media Theory and DVD production Thesis (by dissertation or project) 15,000 – 18,000 words

10 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 10 Examples of Projects and Theses Examining the Representation of Female News Presenters on Australian Television Gansta Rap: Has hip-hop sold out? (DVD film & thesis) Designing Fear: Creating Fear and Immersion Through the use of Gameplay Mechanics ‘Hashtag is Spillard’: How the cycle of hegemony in the news was contested on Twitter during Australia’s leadership spill The Barrel and the Monkey: application of auteur theory to digital games design Trust Pink, Forget Feminism: stereotypes in Australian advertising The Impact of neoliberalism on the Media in Democratic Nations

11 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 11 Outcomes Industry: journalism, social media, PR, publishing, tutoring Further Research: Masters, PhD Current PhD Candidates in Media include: Sharing in Networked culture Domain Grrls: the history of an online group How to challenge a stereotype: media policy and intervention Screen Violence and Moral Panics Anonymity on Social Media Interested in Media Honours 2015? contact

12 Dr Deb Dempsey Convenor Social Science Honours (sociology and politics)

13 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 13 Why do Social Sciences Honours? Prerequisite for further study: Masters or PhD Fewer graduates in the job market have a four year degree May give you ‘edge’ with entry to Australian Government Graduate programs. Skills development in doing research, intellectual problem-solving, report writing, managing a project A rewarding challenge in a supportive, small group teaching environment

14 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 14 Social Science Social Science Honours Students: Design and carry out their own project Work closely with their supervisor in developing, undertaking and writing up their projects Attend weekly seminars with their peers Quite a different experience from tutorials/lectures! Entry requirements You must have completed an undergraduate pass degree with a major in Politics or Sociology 70 grade point average (Sociology or Politics marks particularly important) Feasible topic

15 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 15 Subjects First semester: (12.5 credit points) HAF445 Issues in the Social Sciences (12.5 credit points) HAF440 Seminar A (25 credit points) HAF442 Thesis A (meetings with supervisor) Second semester: (25 credit points) HAF441 Seminar B (25 credit points) HAF443 Thesis B (meetings with supervisor)

16 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 16 Some recent Honours theses titles and topics ‘For more than just the postcard’: Understanding the experiences of Australian undergraduate exchange students Slutwalk or Tart Parade? The de-politicisation of third wave feminism and sexual violence prevention in Australian newspapers ‘This unholy asylum seeker mess’: Australia’s asylum seeker policy under the Rudd Government Inauspicious, intemperate and independent: Australia-US relations Does Youth Allowance policy disadvantage rural and remote young people? Grandparents doing gender: Experiences of grandmothers and grandfathers caring for grandchildren in Australia For the love of the game: Women playing Aussie rules football How do gay identifying punks form notions of identity?

17 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 17 Social Sciences Honours Bursaries -A bursary of $1,000 each is awarded to the top Sociology and Politics Honours applicant each year -In 2014, the recipients were Christopher Mudaliar (Politics) and Teresa Soderlund (Sociology) ours applicant each year In 2014, the recipients were Christopher AA

18 Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Interested? Faculty of Health, Arts and Design Contact me at Happy to meet up for a chat about your project and/or recommend a suitable supervisor if you are Applications close Friday Feb (apply by the end of the year if possible) Specify ‘Social Sciences’ strand on your application form. Arts-%28Honours%29-BH-ARTS/local#applyhttp://www.future.swinburne.edu.au/courses/Bachelor-of- Arts-%28Honours%29-BH-ARTS/local#apply You will need to write 150 words about your proposed project and give the name of your preferred supervisor on the form.

19 Arran Gare Convenor Culture, Nature, Civilization

20 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 20 How does it work? Course structure: Two Coursework subjects: Narrative, Discourse Ideology, in Semester 1. Globalization, Subjugation, Liberation in Semester 2. Students can begin in either first or second semester, and take these units in either order. A Thesis Component: This consists of a thesis of 15,000 words. This stream accepts students from any major in the BA.

21 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 21 Examples of Project More than a hundred students have completed this stream, with theses having been written in cultural studies, politics, philosophy, history, feminism, literature, film and media studies, Japanese studies and Italian studies. It is now designed to also serve students majoring in sustainability management. The titles of the four students’ theses who complete their degree last semester provides some idea of the range of topics that can be covered: Intersubjective Narrative Identity; Reviving Schelling’s Naturphilosophie; The Development of Human Rights; and A Philosophical Exploration of How Different Cultures Treat, Translate, and Transform Suffering.

22 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 22 Expected Outcomes Graduates from this course frequently go on to postgraduate research courses, with more than ten graduates having completed Ph.D.s. Essentially, this is a trans-disciplinary course, providing the education traditionally known as ‘liberal arts’. It sets students up for a wide range of careers, and graduates have gone into, among other areas, the media, politics, journalism, NGOs such as Oxfam, the civil service, academia and business.

23 Arts Honours (Languages) Dr Simone Battiston (Italian) Dr Theresa Savage (Japanese) 23

24 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 24 Why do an Arts Honours (Languages)? Prerequisite for further study: Masters or PhD Fewer graduates in the job market have a four year degree May give you ‘edge’ with entry to Australian Government Graduate programs. Skills development in doing research, intellectual problem-solving, report writing, managing a project within an Italian- or Japanese language and culture setting Thesis to be written in either English or in the target language (Italian or Japanese) A rewarding challenge in a supportive, small group teaching environment

25 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 25 Language Honours Students: Design and carry out their own project Work closely with their supervisor in developing, undertaking and writing up their projects Further develop their Italian or Japanese language skills Attend weekly seminars with their peers Quite a different experience from tutorials/lectures! Entry requirements You must have completed an undergraduate pass degree with a major in Italian or Japanese 70 grade point average (Italian or Japanese language and culture marks particularly important) Feasible topic

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27 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design

28 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 28 Some recent thesis titles and topics Hiroko Woods, Comparative study of traits attributed to animals in Korean and Japanese proverbs (supervised by Theresa Savage) The Il Globo ( ) Project (supervised by Simone Battiston) later published in Migration Studies, Vol. 46, No. 176, pp , 2009Brent Edwards (2008), Australian post-war immigration issues according to Italian-language newspaper Il Globo, 1959–1969 (later published in Migration Studies, Vol. 46, No. 176, pp , 2009) Justin D’Andrea (2009), Australian multicultural policies according to Italian-language newspaper Il Globo, 1969–1979 later published in Media History, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp , 2014Clare Johansson (2011), The editorial commentary of the Italian-language newspaper Il Globo from 1979 to 1989: A critical analysis (later published in Media History, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp , 2014) Daniella Sepe (2013), The ethnic print media sector in Australia: A critical study of the Italian-language newspaper Il Globo from 1979 to 1993

29 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 29 Language Honours Bursaries A bursary of $1,000 is awarded to the top Italian Honours applicant (NEW) $1,000 bursary is awarded to the top Japanese Honours applicant (NEW) The Charles D’Aprano Scholarship is awarded every second year to the top Italian Studies applicant wishing to do research in Italy (at undergraduate or postgraduate level) ($2,000 in 2013—amount to be confirmed in due course) licanhin000 in 2013—amount to be confirmed in due course)

30 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 30 Interested? Contact Simone Battiston at for Italian or Theresa Savage at for Japanese. Happy to meet up for a chat about your project and/or recommend a suitable supervisor if you are Applications close Friday Feb (apply by the end of the year if possible) Specify ‘Languages’ strand on your application form. %28Honours%29-BH-ARTS/local#applyhttp://www.future.swinburne.edu.au/courses/Bachelor-of-Arts- %28Honours%29-BH-ARTS/local#apply You will need to write 150 words about your proposed project and give the name of your preferred supervisor on the form.

31 Dr Christine Critchley Convenor Honours in Psychology Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology

32 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design How does it work? 32 Core subjects: Psychological Assessment Ethical and Professional Issues Advanced Quantitative Methods Theses A and B Elective subjects (must do two) : Contemporary Psychology Neuroscience Methods Counselling Psychology Neuropsychology Methods Current issues in Social Psychology* (7 subjects in total)

33 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 33 Entry requirements: Two steps: Must have: Credit level in all second and third year psychology subjects (with one exception) Then ranked: Average of all psychology second (1/3) and third year (2/3) psychology subjects Aim for mid 70’s - 80

34 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 34 Examples of Projects Burnout in flight attendants Depression and anxiety Trust in environmental scientists and climate change scepticism Forensic Psychology Eyewitness testimony of children Jury decision making and procedural justice Materialism and well being: Does money make us happy? Motivations for fatherhood Body dysmorphic disorders Autobiographical memory and post-traumatic stress Psychosocial aspects of living with Parkinsons Disease Anxiety and impulsive purchasing Neuroimaging Cognitive development and suppliments

35 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 35 Expected Outcomes PhD by research Masters by research Masters in Clinical Psychology Masters in Counselling Psychology Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Doctorate in Counselling Psychology Combined PhD Masters in Clinical Psychology Registration as a Probationary Psychologist

36 Dr Andrew Pipingas Convenor Psychophysiology/ Cognitive Neuroscience

37 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 37 Areas of Research The following strands are available in BSc(Hons): Biomedical Technology Cognitive Neuroscience Health Science Psychophysiology Psychology* Sport Science

38 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 38 How does it work? Semester 1 NPS40003 Project 1 (25cp) NEU40002 Neuroscience Methods (12.5cp) PSY40001 Advanced quantitative methods (12.5cp) Semester 2 NPS40001 Project 2 (37.5cp) NEU40001 Neuropsychology methods (12.5cp) Course Entry – credit average and above Neuro equivalent major

39 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 39 Examples of Project Biological basis of personality Nutrition/supplements, brain function and ageing Nutrition/supplements and mood Neuroimaging of visual attention Emotional intelligence and education ERPs and emotional control Social and affective cognitive neuroscience Brain electrical activity and neurodevelopment Drugs and driving Neurocognitive ageing and cardiovascular function Physiological monitoring during sleep and attention Methods: Computerised cognitive, mood and stress, biomedical, EEG, cardiovascular, bloods, MRI, MEG, MRI+EEG, MEG+EEG, eye movement, TMS, driving simulator A/Prof Andrew Pipingas x5215 List of 2014 Projects/Supervisors

40 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 40 Expected Outcomes Personal Development Honours is entry requirement for most postgraduate courses (eg. Masters, PhD, Professional Doctorate) Competitive edge in the job market – hospitals, research facilities, pharma/nutraceutical, food, technology

41 Biomedical Technology Dr Mark Schier Convenor

42 Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Faculty of Health, Arts & Design 42 How does it work? Similar structure to Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Sports Science Semester 1 NPS4003Project 1 (25cp) NEU40002 Neuroscience Methods (12.5cp) STA60001 Statistical Practice 1 (12.5cp) Semester 2 NPS40001 Project 2 (37.5cp) MBP40001Biomedical Research Topics (12.5cp)* * Alternative units STA60005 Statistical Practice 2 (12.5 cp) NEU40001Neuropsychology Methods (12.5 cp) Course Entry - average of 65% and above

43 Swinburne Faculty of Health, Arts & Design -Effects of visual flicker on blood pressure -Physiological monitoring during sleep and attention -Performance related to music -Golf putting and heart rate variability -Somatosensory evoked responses and meditation Examples of Previous Projects Future Projects Human visual monitoring Human performance and physiological measures Development of technology for measurement EEG and ERP studies many others – which may be supervisor dependent

44 Health Science (Public Health & Health Promotion Streams) Dr Sarah McLean

45 Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Faculty of Health, Arts & Design 45 How does it work? Semester 1 SOC30011 Social Research Design: Principles and Methods (12.5 cp) SOC30001 Qualitative Research Methods (12.5 cp) Semester 2 PEH40001 Honours Seminars (25 cp) PEH40002Honours Project (50 cp) Course Entry - average of >65% in final year * *Additional entry requirements may be required for Health Promotion stream

46 Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Faculty of Health, Arts & Design 46 Examples of Previous Projects Public Health Process evaluation of the Water Management Plans at selected correctional Facilities in Victoria Investigating the microbiological quality of culturally diverse, ready to eat foods The Spread of Meningococcal Disease via Drinking Vessels An investigation into microbial quality of raw bovine milk from selected bulk tanks in Victoria Future Projects Public Health Effect of water temperature on food handler hand hygiene Health Promotion An exploration of the perspectives and experiences of students who are smokers of Swinburne University Smoke Free policy

47 Honours Opportunities Bachelor of Health Science (Sports Science)

48 Swinburne SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Skill Acquisition/ motor learning -Decision making in team sports -Assessing cognitive and physical performance -Cognitive effort

49 Swinburne Biomechanics Gait analysis 49 Technical evaluation of sports skills Sports equipment / Wearable technologies

50 Swinburne Performance analysis 50 Evaluation of in game performance

51 Swinburne -Other sports science related projects may be available -If you are interested in another area of sports science – please contact Clare MacMahon to see if we can Other potential areas 51 What are your research interests?

52 B. Design (Honours) B. Design (Communication Design ) Dr. Simone Taffe Convenor

53 Student Panel Q&A Faculty of Life and Social Sciences 53

54 ADMISSION PROCESS Bridie Clarke Admissions Coordinator 54


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