Module title: Dissertation [MDIS Singapore]

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

Module code: NMS11771
Module leader: Ruth Paterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Health and Social Care
Prerequisites

To study this module you need the learning equivalent to module NMS11702 Research Methods (Research Approaches in Health and Social Care](Singapore) or have passed this module. Examples of equivalent learning include development of a research proposal.

2017/8, Trimester 3, Self Study Pack,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Self Study Pack
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
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 -4) 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 professional 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 Project Supervision 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 1,2,3 & 4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Self Study Pack,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Self Study Pack
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
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 -4) 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 professional 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 Project Supervision 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 1,2,3 & 4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Self Study Pack,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Self Study Pack
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
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 -4) 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 professional 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 Project Supervision 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 1,2,3 & 4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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.

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