Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:Read More
In this module the content is in the form of a Dissertation study guide, which provides information relating to the process (LOs 2-4) and presentation of your dissertation (LOs 1 -5). You will be allocated an academic supervisor by the Dissertation Board who will be aligned to your area of health and social care practice. 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 & 5).
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 professional practice and 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. You will choose from three dissertation options:
1. Undertaking a small- scale empirical study or
2. Conducting a systematic review or the literature or,
3. Conduct a service improvement project apply specific service improvement methodology. The dissertation will be 15,000 - 20,000 words.