PSYN8921 – Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation II

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Greg Savage
Jennifer Batchelor
Credit points Credit points
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MClinNeuro and (PSYN918 or PSYN8918)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit involves the preparation of a research thesis as planned in PSYN8918 Clinical Neuropsychology Research Proposal, and progressed in PSYN8920 Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation 1. The research findings are submitted in the form of a 5000-8000 word journal article, evaluated by a Macquarie-based examiner and an external examiner.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Complete data collection and/ or analyses.
  • ULO2: Effectively write up research in a scientific manner that would be appropriate for journal publication.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Dissertation 100% No 18/10/21


Assessment Type 1: Thesis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 100 hours
Due: 18/10/21
Weighting: 100%

Submission of a 5000-8000 word dissertation, formatted according to the guidelines in the APA Style Manual. This may take the form of a traditional empirical research project (most commonly), a study based on experimental single case design, a systematic review or meta-analysis, or a program evaluation study

On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Complete data collection and/ or analyses.
  • Effectively write up research in a scientific manner that would be appropriate for journal publication.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

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Students must be supervised by at least one person with expertise in the research topic. If that supervisor is not a Macquarie academic staff member, a Macquarie academic must be appointed in addition as the primary (administrative) supervisor.

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