HSIP815 – Supervised Critical Inquiry

Module code
Module title
Supervised Critical Inquiry
  • HL0502
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • HS1701
  • NU0010
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Map the scope and focus of a manageable project.
2. Independently undertake a scholarly inquiry in relation to a chosen topic of interest
3. Present a scholarly, critical exposition of knowledge related to the selected topic.
4. Advance recommendations which translate theoretical understandings of a defined area into new practice initiatives.
• Initiating and managing a project
• Supervision relationships
• Exposition of knowledge
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods in this web enabled/ based module:
The participant will apply in writing to the Programme Manager of Postgraduate Studies to undertake a special topic/project. At this stage the participant will be required to provide a proposal outlining their topic of interest.
The proposal will include a statement of purpose; a plan of action; and a description of outcomes including assessments.
The participants will
- Maintan a reflexive journal record of thinking and decision making about the project;
- Present evidence of critique of literature and research evidence related to the topic;
- Critically examine the significance and utility of the ideas presented for practice

A supervisor(s) will be assigned to the participant. Please refer to Student Handbook for guidelines on supervision of postgraduate student projects, which outlines:
- The role and responsibilities of the supervisor(s).
- The supervision process which includes selecting the topic, planning the project, managing the project and presenting the project.
Assessment Criteria
Participants must achieve an overall minimum grade of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Participants will be expected to research into and read widely in relation to their chosen topic.