Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation Module MPH Taught/Blended

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: HSC11165
Module leader: Martin Sharp
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:

The master?s dissertation is a cumulation of your learning and knowledge gained from undertaking the modules during your master?s journey to independently carry out a piece of research, either through conducting a literature review or piece of original primary research (small scale study) or the writing of a substantial research proposal (that can potentially be taken forward for doctoral study) on a topic aligned to public health and your research interestsModule Content: Skills resources online via Moodle• How to choose your research topic and develop an original research question (L01)• How to choose an appropriate and feasible research design in order to answer your research question? (LO1)• How to develop a literature search strategy (L02)• Critical appraisal of literature using standardized tools (L02)• How to navigate ethical and research governance issues (LO3) • Methods of data collection/extraction (L04) • Analysis and synthesis of data (L04) • Writing up your project (L05)

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Formulate an appropriate research question that addresses a gap in the evidence base.

LO2: Critique and identify an appropriate study design method to answer the research question.

LO3: Search and critically appraise the literature using appropriate and rigorous methods.

LO4: Critically reflect on and address ethical and research governance issues, in relation to the proposed methods of data collection and analysis for the study.

LO5: Critique the implications of the proposed research for public health policy, practice and/or education.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janette Pow
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Project Supervision 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 580
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 80.00, WORDS= 15000
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 0

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11165 Dissertation MPH