Clinical Education Dissertation CPD7010

Overview

The dissertation is a central component within the MA (Clinical Education) programme. It enables participants to conceptualise, develop and realise a small-scale piece of primary research.

As with all modules in the MA (Clinical Education) programme, this module is designed for professionals who are both clinical practitioners and educators in the health area. Thus, it is designed to ensure that you are able to carry out research which relates to, and which informs your professional practice as educators in the area of clinical education and training.

This dissertation module will give you first-hand experience of supervised research in this rapidly developing and increasingly important subject.

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Module Code: CPD7010
Level: 7
Credits: 60
Cost: £1475 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

Who is this module for?

  • This module is designed for professionals who are clinical educators.
  • Postgraduate students [normally clinicians and/or clinical educators] enrolled for MA Clinical Education.
  • Participants must already have completed CPD7001 Research and Clinical Education.

What are the key aims of the programme?

  • This module is designed to ensure that you are able to carry out research which relates to and informs your professional practice as an educator in the area of clinical education and training.
  • This module also supports participants’ development of skills for critical evaluation of published research in the field of clinical education and training.
    • How Will I Study?

      On campus and online.

      What will I study?

      • This module focuses on the generation, development and application of research within each participant’s own area of clinical education.
      • Students will be encouraged to choose an area of inquiry that will potentially enhance practice in the field of clinical education.
      • Within this module, ‘research’ is interpreted broadly, to include library research and/or historical/archival research, action research and other forms of enquiry-based research involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
      • The topic chosen will reflect and be directly relevant to an identifiable area of both the programme's curriculum content, and the individual student’s own circumstances and it is expected that participants can provide a clear rationale for their choice.

      How will I be assessed?

      There is a two-part assessment strategy:

      1. Submission of the outline research proposal [formative].
      (Guideline: around 2,000 words in length will usually be suitable, but no specific wordage is required).

      2. A written report of the research [summative].

      EITHER:

      A. Submission of a completed dissertation.
      (Guideline: 15,000 words).

      OR

      B. Submission of a prepared journal article (or other agreed artefact) plus supporting report. (These two items are submitted in place of the 15,000-word dissertation, but should be of a similar length in total).

      On successful completion you will:

      • Demonstrate the conceptualisation and planning of a small piece of original research in the area of clinical education.
      • Evidence the completion, analysis and presentation of a small piece of original research in the area of clinical education.
      • Demonstrate your ability to link your own research with the scholarship of professional education per se, and with other research in the area of clinical education and related disciplines.
      • Apply lessons learned from your research to your continuing development as professional educators.
      • Demonstrate ethical sensitivity as it pertains to your chosen area of study, including compliance with any relevant ethical approval processes.

      Study Dates and Venues

      September 2021

      Venue: Ormskirk Campus

      Starts: Wed 29th Sep 2021

      Session Times:
    • Wednesday 29th September 2021, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 27th October 2021, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 19th January 2022, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 16th March 2022, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 28th September 2022 (coursework submission deadline)
    • Study dates and times are subject to change.

      February 2022

      Venue: Ormskirk Campus

      Starts: Wed 23rd Feb 2022

      Session Times:
    • Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 30th March 2022, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 18th May 2022, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 21st September 2022, 2pm-5pm (attendance)
    • Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 4pm (coursework submission deadline)
    • Study dates and times are subject to change.

      Further Information

      Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

      We encourage you to apply as early as possible to give you the best chance to obtain a place on your preferred cohort, module applications will close as soon as the module is full. Applications received within two weeks of the start date may have to be considered for a later cohort.

      For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

      If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

      For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator Dr Cathy Sherratt,
      via email [email protected] or by phone: 01695 584154.

      Alternatively, you can contact the Medical School via email on [email protected].

      Pathways

    • MA Clinical Education