This information was current in 2006 and may now be out of date. Please refer to the latest handbook.

POSTGRADUATE SUBJECTS

Students are advised that all subjects are offered on condition that staff and resources are available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS REGARDING PLACEMENT AND PRACTICUMS

Process needed for students going on placement/practicums.

Where students are undertaking a placement activity in satisfaction of a requirement as part of an approved course of study, prior to being allowed to go on placement, the placement Coordinator will ensure that all of the following requirements have been satisfied.

MODES OF DELIVERY FOR SUBJECTS

Internal (I) Subjects offered via internal mode require regular attendance at classes over most weeks of a study period and are usually held on campus. Internal mode subjects offered during Semester 1 (Study Period 1) or Semester 2 (Study Period 2) are generally of 13 weeks duration.
Block (B)Subjects offered via block mode require attendance at classes conducted via block teaching sessions and may be held on or off campus. For example classes may be held from 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday for three consecutive weekends, or may be held three nights per week for, say, four weeks.
Limited (L) Subjects offered via limited attendance mode are offered via flexible delivery and require some on-campus attendance for classes. Flexible delivery may incorporate the delivery of teaching material wholly or in part via the Internet, print material or CD Rom. Practicum subjects are sometimes recorded as limited attendance mode subjects.
External (X) Subjects offered via external mode are offered by flexible delivery and require no on-campus attendance for classes. Flexible delivery may incorporate the delivery of teaching material wholly or in part via the Internet, print material or CD Rom.

CAMPUS LEGEND

The campus/centre of offer is shown at the beginning of each subject offering. A description of each campus/centre appears below.

Townsville James Cook University, Townsville
CairnsJames Cook University, Cairns
Mackay James Cook University, Mackay
Mount IsaJames Cook University, Mt Isa
Thursday IslJames Cook University, Thursday Island
JCU BrisbaneJames Cook University @ JCU Brisbane
Holmes SydneyJames Cook University @ Holmes (Sydney)
Holmes Melb James Cook University @ Holmes (Melbourne)
ITTI SydneyJames Cook University @ Information Technology Training Institute (Sydney)
FSN FijiJames Cook University @ Fiji School of Nursing
SingaporeJCUJames Cook University @ JCU Singapore
SIMA Singapore James Cook University @ SIMA Singapore
Systematic College (Kuala Lumpur) James Cook University @ Systematic College (Kuala Lumpur)
Guangzhou James Cook University @ Guangzhou University (China)
QingdaoJames Cook University @ Qingdao (China)
ExternalOffered by external mode – no on-campus attendance required

DISCIPLINE AREAS

FACULTY OF ARTS, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences Postgraduate subjects are listed here in order of subject code.

Discipline areas are identified by subject code prefixes as follows:

Archaeology (AR)
Broadcast Journalism(JB)
Cinema(CN)
Communications(CU)
Cultural Heritage Studies (AY)
Education (ED)
English (EL)
French (FR)
History (HI)
Indigenous Australian Studies(IA)
Japanese(JA)
Journalism(JN)
Political Science(PL)
Psychology(PY)
Social Science(SS)
Welfare Studies(WS)
Women's Studies(WC)

The Academic Units which administer the subjects listed here are as follows:

Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology – School of(AR)(AY) (SS)
Education – School of (ED)
Humanities – School of (CN)(CU) (EL)(FR) (HI)(JA) (JB)(JN)(PL)
Indigenous Australian Studies – School of (IA)
Psychology – School of(PY)
Social Work and Community Welfare – School of(WC)(WS)

FACULTY OF LAW, BUSINESS AND THE CREATIVE ARTS

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Postgraduate subjects are listed here in order of subject code.

Discipline areas are identified by subject code prefixes as follows:

Accounting and Finance (CO)
Business (BU)
Economics (EC)
Law/Business (LB)
Tourism (TO)

The Academic Units which administer the subjects listed here are as follows

Business – School of (BU)(CO)(EC)(TO)
Law, Business and the Creative Arts – Faculty of(LB)
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FACULTY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND MOLECULAR SCIENCES

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences postgraduate subjects are listed here in order of subject code. Discipline areas are identified by subject code prefixes as follows:

Biochemistry(BC)
Health Science(HS)
Medicine(MD)
Microbiology (MI)
Nursing Science (NS)
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Physiology and Pharmacology (PP)
Public Health and Tropical Medicine (TM)
Tropical Veterinary Science (TV)

The Academic Units which administer the subjects listed here are as follows:

Medicine – School of (MD)
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences – Faculty of(HS)
Nursing Sciences – School of (NS)
Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences – School of (BC)
Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences– School of (OT)(TM)
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences – School of (MI)(PP)(TV)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Subjects relevant to Faculty of Science, Engineering and Information Technology postgraduate courses are listed here in order of subject code. Discipline areas are identified by subject code prefixes as follows:

Aquaculture (AQ)
Astronomy (AS)
Biology/Zoology (BZ)
Botany (BT)
Earth Science (EA)
Engineering (EG)
Environmental Science/Geography (EV)
Information Technology(CP)
Mathematics and Statistics (MA)
Marine Biology (MB)
Physics (PH)
Zoology (ZL)

The Academic Units which administer the subjects listed here are as follows:

Earth Sciences – School of (EA)
Engineering – School of (EG)
Information Technology – School of (CP)
Marine Biology and Aquaculture – School of (AQ)(MB)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences – School of (AS)(MA)(PH)
Tropical Biology – School of (BT)(BZ)(ZL)
Tropical Environment Studies and Geography – School of (EV)

STUDY PERIODS AND CENSUS DATES

All James Cook University subject offerings are assigned to a study period. There are 11 main study periods, numbered from Study Period 1 through to Study Period 11. There are also a number of additional study periods available only to specific teaching locations or disciplines.

Each study period has a designated:

Each study period is also allocated to a teaching period. The academic year is divided into two teaching periods. Teaching Period 1 is the first six months of the year and Teaching Period 2 is the second six months of the year. Subjects with a census date prior to 1 July fall within Teaching Period 1 and subjects with a census date on or after 1 July fall within Teaching Period 2.

2006 STUDY PERIODS

Study Period Start DateEnd Date Census Date*Last date for addition or substitution without approval of subject coordinator Last date for withdrawal without academic penalty Date for release of subject results
Main study periods
1 20-Feb-2006 16-Jun-200624-Mar-2006 03-Mar-200614-Apr-2006 03-Jul-2006
2 07-Aug-20061-Dec-2006 08-Sep-200618-Aug-2006 29-Sep-200618-Dec-2006
Other study periods
303-Jan-2006 03-Mar-200627-Jan-2006 06-Jan-200630-Jan-2006 20-Mar-2006
4 20-Feb-200628-Apr-2006 24-Mar-200624-Feb-2006 27-Mar-200615-May-2006
517-Apr-2006 16-Jun-200605-May-2006 21-Apr-200612-May-2006 03-Jul-2006
6 19-Jun-200618-Aug-2006 07-Jul-200623-Jun-2006 14-Jul-200604-Sep-2006
710-Jul-2006 18-Aug-200621-Jul-2006 14-Jul-200628-Jul-2006 04-Sep-2006
8 07-Aug-200613-Oct-2006 08-Sep-200611-Aug-2006 11-Sep-200630-Oct-2006
902-Oct-2006 1-Dec-200620-Oct-2006 06-Oct-200627-Oct-2006 18-Dec-2006
10 04-Dec-200619-Jan-2007 22-Dec-200608-Dec-2006 02-Jan-200705-Feb-2007
1104-Dec-2006 02-Mar-200722-Dec-2006 15-Dec-200612-Jan-2007 19-Mar-2007
Restricted use study periods
13 12-Jun-200618-Aug-2006 30-Jun-200616-Jun-2006 14-Jul-200604-Sep-2006
Trimester study periods (mainly used by ITTI & JCU Brisbane)
21 27-Mar-200607-Jul-2006 05-May-200607-Apr-2006 12-May-200631-Jul-2006
2224-Jul-2006 03-Nov-200608-Sep-2006 04-Aug-200611-Sep-2006 27-Nov-2006
23 20-Nov-200609-Mar-2007 22-Dec-200601-Dec-2006 12-Jan-200702-Apr-2007
2416-Jan-2006 10-Mar-200627-Jan-2006 20-Jan-200610-Feb-2006 03-Apr-2006
25 15-May-200607-Jul-2006 30-Jun-200619-May-2006 03-Jul-200631-Jul-2006
2611-Sep-2006 03-Nov-200620-Oct-2006 15-Sep-200623-Oct-2006 27 Nov-2006
Offshore study periods
31 03-Jan-200609-Apr-2006 24-Mar-200613-Jan--2006 27-Mar-200601-May-2006
3206-Mar-2006 16-Jul-200605-May-2006 17-Mar-200608-May-2006 07-Aug-2006
33 19-Jun-200619-Nov-2006 21-Jul-200630-Jun-2006 01-Sep-200611-Dec-2006
3423-Oct-2006 18-Mar-200722-Dec-2006 03-Nov-200605-Jan-2007 09-Apr-2007
35 03-Jan-200619-Feb-2006 27-Jan-200606-Jan-2006 30-Jan-200613-Mar-2006
3613-Feb-2006 09-Apr-200624-Mar-2006 17-Feb-200627-Mar-2006 01-May-2006
37 06-Mar-200621-May-2006 24-Mar-200610-Mar-2006 07-Apr-200612-Jun-2006
3817-Apr-2006 02-Jul-200605-May-2006 21-Apr-200619-May-2006 24-Jul-2006
39 19-Jun-200601-Oct-2006 21-Jul-200630-Jun-2006 04-Aug-200623-Oct-2006
4007-Aug-2006 19-Nov-200608-Sep-2006 18-Aug-200622-Sep-2006 11-Dec-2006
41 23-Oct-200621-Jan-2007 22-Dec-200603-Nov-2006 01-Dec-200612-Feb-2007
* Census dates do not apply to international students studying through JCU partnership arrangements (such as ITTI, Washington Business School, James Cook University Singapore). The census dates for these students are as established in the offer contract.

CENSUS DATE

A student's enrolment in a subject is considered to be finalised as at close of business on the last working day on or before the census date.

Students are liable for student contribution amounts, tuition fees or international student fees for subjects in which they are enrolled after the census date for the subject. Withdrawals from subjects must be made, in writing, by the close of business on the last working day on or before the census date.

Government legislation specifies that a student cannot enrol in a subject as a Commonwealth supported student after the census date for the subject.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

The final assessment for each subject will be due on or before the end date of the study period in which the subject is taught. The last two weeks of Study Periods 1 and 2 are reserved for formal examinations. The week prior to each examination period is reserved for study vacation.

The last two weeks of all other study periods are generally allocated for the completion of assessment.

START DATES AND END DATES

In specific circumstances it is sometimes necessary for the teaching of a subject to start prior to the standard start date of the study period or for the subject to finish after the standard end date of the study period. In instances where this occurs, information on the non-standard start date or end date is provided online via JCU's subject database on the Courses and Degrees webpage.

Study Periods marked with a plus(+) have non-standard start/end dates. Please refer to the web Handbook for these dates.

SUBJECT CHAINS

Students will notice that some subject titles end in phrases such as “Part 1 of 2” or “Part 3 of 4”. Such subjects form part of a subject chain which is a group of two or more subjects, all of which must be successfully completed in sequence to achieve a passing grade. Before enrolling in the first subject in a subject chain, students should note the following:

POSTGRADUATE SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

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