Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: HSC11147
Module leader: Jana Kralova
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module offers the student an opportunity to lead and conduct a detailed research study in a profession-specific topic relevant to health and social care practice.

Building on the research protocol submitted in year 1, this module involves collation and critical evaluation of primary or secondary data, discussion and conclusion of findings, including a reflection on the research limitations, culminating in presentation and synthesise of evidence-based arguments to inform professional practice, education or policy.

The module submission will be in a format analogous to a research paper, developing the skills required to synthesise the work to the scope and length of a potential publication facilitates the student to meet all the learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: Implement appropriate research methodology and methods relating to a defined question.
LO2: Collect, synthesise and critically evaluate data relating to a defined question.
LO3. Critique the data collected in relation to the wider evidence base.
LO4. Justify conclusions, implications for practice and areas for further research.
LO5. Critically reflect on the research process undertaken and identify strengths and areas for development.

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