Flinders University offer students a number of ways of engaging with research and Dietetics through collaborations with colleagues in the workplace.

For our students it’s an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real life setting and for our project supervisors it is the perfect time to complete that piece of work on your ‘to do’ list, with the assistance of one of our highly motivated students.

There are a two project options available for students – each have different expectations for the level of work that is to be produced and project duration, the details of which are available under the tabs below.

If you have a potential student research project we would love to hear about it! Our team are happy to chat with and assist you to develop any ideas you have. Please use the link to the project proposal form under the appropriate tab and we’ll be in touch.

 

Independent Studies

Independent Studies Projects are short projects that for our students are an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real life setting and for our expert advisors provide the perfect time to complete that piece of work on your ‘to do’ list, with the assistance of one of our highly motivated students.

For Nutrition & Dietetics students, ISP is completed within a 10 week block. There is a 2 week lead up time to the project where the student and expert advisor develop the project and personal learning plan, 5 weeks full time work on the project, and then 2-3 weeks of writing up of the final report or outcomes of the project. These students complete their projects over four different rotations throughout the year. Dates for 2019 rotations are:

  • Rotation 1 : January 28 - April 5
  • Rotation 2 : April 15 - June 21
  • Rotation 3 : July 1 - September 6
  • Rotation 4 : September 16 - November 22

In 2019 we will have our first group of final year Bachelor of Human Nutrition students doing ISP. They will have done the same topics as the dietetic students except extra research topics are taken instead of clinical dietetic topics. They are available to do 140 hours of project time which can be negotiated with you but is roughly one-day per week over the semester.

Further details can be obtained from Louisa Matwiejczyk, Topic Coordinator on louisa.matwiejczyk@flinders.edu.au or 7221 8848.

Project proposals for Independent Studies Projects should be received by the end of November for 2019 rotations.

Submit Independent Studies Project proposal

 

Honours

The Honours Research Project is undertaken over 24 weeks full time in the second half of the year, dates to be confirmed.

Project proposals will be assessed for suitability for Honours by the Topic Coordinator and in general will provide the student with an opportunity to experience recruitment, data collection, data entry, analysis and write up. Projects outside of this scope, such as secondary analysis of data, will also be considered in negotiation with the Topic Coordinator. Because of the condensed nature of the Honours program it is expected that the project will have ethics approval prior to the student commencing.

During the topic the students are expected to complete:

  • An oral research proposal
  • A literature review
  • A presentation of their final work
  • A written report in the format of a manuscript for publication

Many past Honours projects have resulted in publications and/or conference abstract submissions.

Further details can be obtained from the Topic Coordinator: Michelle Miller, michelle.miller@flinders.edu.au or by phoning 8201 2421.

Project proposals wanting to be considered for Honours students should be submitted by  November 30 2018.

Submit Honours Project proposal

 

More information:  For further details about Honours or ISP or the suitability of potential projects, please contact either the Topic Coordinator or  nutritionprojects@flinders.edu.au.

We thank you for your continued support for our programs and look forward to working with you in the future.