Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation (Extended Literature Review)

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

Module code: NMS11720
Module leader: Ruth Paterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car

Development of a research proposal

Description of module content:

Roles and responsibilities of students and their supervisor: the Dissertation Module Handbook contains information on getting started; literature searching and critique; how to present and construct a dissertation thesis; time-management and reflection on process and progress.

In this module you will learn how to conduct a literature review and critique a topic of your choice which is relevant to your degree outcome. The topic you choose is usually identified from the Research Protocol you have completed in the compulsory Research Approaches in Health and Social Care Module completed prior to commencing this module. In the process you will also learn how to develop a search strategy for conducting an effective literature review and critique and to write about the implications of what you find for future theory and practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically analyse literature and practice relevant to the research question
LO2: Critically address ethical issues related to a structured exploration of a practice based topic
LO3: Justify the methods chosen to answer research question
LO4: Synthesis and disseminate the evidence from a body of literature to draw coherent conclusions about gaps in knowledge.
LO5: Examine the implications of findings on policy, practice, research and education

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11109/NMS11120 Dissertation - MSc - Advanced Practice