Dissertation for Health and Social Care Professionals HEA4081
The dissertation is a key component of a master's programme and is the culmination of the student’s postgraduate study. It enables the student to focus upon a significant piece of investigative enquiry from conceptualisation through to completion. Students are encouraged to produce a rigorous dissertation that has a positive consequence for practice. Research is interpreted to include empirical research involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods, service evaluation, clinical audit or systematic review. The dissertation must be based on an aspect of practice related to the student's area of interest. The subject will be open to discussion and negotiation.
|Cost:||£1900 for September 2022 to July 2023|
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Who is this module for?Students wishing to complete a master's programme having successfully gained 120 credits at M Level.
What are the key aims of the programme?
- To further develop the knowledge and skills gained in previous study
- To conceptualise, plan, undertake, analyse and present a piece of original research or investigative inquiry in the student’s area of professional practice.
How will I study?This module normally requires attendance at five half-day sessions. Additional sessions can be arranged with your Dissertation Supervisor. The module overall lasts 52 weeks.
What Will I Study?This is an independent study with support from personal academic supervisor allocated. There will be series of workshops and briefing sessions for all students and supervisors.
How will I be assessed?Completion of a dissertation that should be approximately 12,000 words in length (excluding footnotes, references and appendices).
On successful completion you will:
- Complete a piece of research or investigative enquiry related to own area of professional practice
- Justify the choice of methodology including selection study design and data analysis
- Identify the strengths, limitations and implications for future study and/or investigation
- Recognise the ethical considerations encountered during the course of the study demonstrating adherence to appropriate governance processes.
Study dates and venues
Starts: Saturday 14 January 2023
- Saturday 14 January 2023, 10am - 5pm
- Saturday 11 March 2023, 10am - 5pm
- Saturday 10 June 2023, 10am - 5pm
- Saturday 9 September 2023, 10am - 5pm