Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation Module MPH Global Online

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

Module code: HSC11166
Module leader: Janette Pow
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


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, original primary research (small scale study) or writing of a substantial research proposal (that can be taken forward for doctoral study) on a topic aligned to public health and your research interests.
Module 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 standardised 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:

LO1: Formulate an appropriate research question that addresses a gap in the evidence base
L02: Critique and identify an appropriate study design method to answer the research question
L03 Search and critically appraise the literature using appropriate and rigorous methods
L04: 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

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