Module title: Dissertation

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

Module code: NMS11120
Module leader: Ruth Paterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

NMS11188 Research Approaches in Health & Social Care

Examples of Equivalent learning: Development of a research proposal

2019/0, Trimester 3, Self Study Pack,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Self Study Pack
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ruth Paterson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module the content is in the form of a Dissertation study guide with the support of a Moodle presence, which provides information relating to the process (LOs 2-4) information on how to present your dissertation (LOs 1 -6) and provides a resource for students to share their experiences and learn from both fellow students and academic supervisors. You will be allocated an academic supervisor by the Dissertation Board. You will have a maximum of 12 hours supervision with your supervisor (for example e-mail, face to face, Skype) and these sessions will be formally recorded by the student (LOs 1, 3 & 4).


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is conducted throughout the dissertation module when the student submits work for feedback from their dissertation supervisor.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is by dissertation. This is an independent project which will relate to your area of health and social care practice and planned programme exit award. By utilising your previous knowledge of research methodology and methods, the dissertation provides you with the vehicle for the integration of theory and practice. The dissertation will be the maximum of 10,000 words. The Dissertation will be undertaken over two trimesters – so the submission date will be in week 28 of the Module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-6 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2020/1, Trimester 1, Self Study Pack,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Self Study Pack
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ruth Paterson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module the content is in the form of a Dissertation study guide with the support of a Moodle presence, which provides information relating to the process (LOs 2-4) information on how to present your dissertation (LOs 1 -6) and provides a resource for students to share their experiences and learn from both fellow students and academic supervisors. You will be allocated an academic supervisor by the Dissertation Board. You will have a maximum of 12 hours supervision with your supervisor (for example e-mail, face to face, Skype) and these sessions will be formally recorded by the student (LOs 1, 3 & 4).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is conducted throughout the dissertation module when the student submits work for feedback from their dissertation supervisor.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is by dissertation. This is an independent project which will relate to your area of health and social care practice and planned programme exit award. By utilising your previous knowledge of research methodology and methods, the dissertation provides you with the vehicle for the integration of theory and practice. The dissertation will be the maximum of 10,000 words. The Dissertation will be undertaken over two trimesters – so the submission date will be in week 28 of the Module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-6 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2020/1, Trimester 2, SELF STUDY PACK,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: SELF STUDY PACK
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ruth Paterson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module the content is in the form of a Dissertation study guide with the support of a Moodle presence, which provides information relating to the process (LOs 2-4) information on how to present your dissertation (LOs 1 -6) and provides a resource for students to share their experiences and learn from both fellow students and academic supervisors. You will be allocated an academic supervisor by the Dissertation Board. You will have a maximum of 12 hours supervision with your supervisor (for example e-mail, face to face, Skype) and these sessions will be formally recorded by the student (LOs 1, 3 & 4).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is conducted throughout the dissertation module when the student submits work for feedback from their dissertation supervisor.

Summative Assessment:
Formative assessment is conducted throughout the dissertation module when the student submits work for feedback from their dissertation supervisor.
The summative assessment is by dissertation. This is an independent project which will relate to your area of health and social care practice and planned programme exit award. By utilising your previous knowledge of research methodology and methods, the dissertation provides you with the vehicle for the integration of theory and practice. The dissertation will be the maximum of 10,000 words. The Dissertation will be undertaken over two trimesters – so the submission date will be in week 28 of the Module.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-6 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will conduct a literature review using rigorous method to critique a topic of your choice which is relevant to your degree outcome (L01). Based on your findings you will develop a research proposal designed to comprehensively address the gap in knowlege and theory emergent from the literature review (LO2, 3,4). Finally you will critically reflect on, and provide an evidence based and logical examination of the potential impact of your proposal on health and social care policy, practice, research or education (LO5).

Roles and responsibilities of students and their supervisor: the Dissertation moodle site contains information on getting started; literature searching and critique; managing references,
how to present and construct a dissertation; identifying the gaps in the literature, time-management and reflection on process and progress.


Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Use a systematic approach, critically analyse literature and practice to produce a literature review and research question to address existing knowledge gap.
LO2: Justify methodology chosen to address the research question
LO3: Critically reflect on ethical and research governance issues and address them appropriately and sensitively
LO4: Produce a comprehensive research proposal that provides a rigorous, valid and reliable approach to answering your research question and hypotheses or aims.
LO5: Examine the implications of the proposed research on health and social care policy, practice, research and/or education


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11109 Dissertation - MSc - Advanced Practice