Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE MDS5100

 
TITLE Dissertation

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 80

 
DEPARTMENT Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

 
DESCRIPTION The main aim of the dissertation is for students to conduct an independent investigation in a particular area of study and write a written dissertation on their research and also present their work, findings and recommendations during an oral examination.

Aims:

The main aim of the dissertation is for students to conduct an independent investigation in a particular area of study. They will be guided during tutorials and seminars to investigate in greater depth an area of particular interest, to critically evaluate theoretical perspectives in their chosen area, and to develop a critical understanding of the main research methods for collecting information. They will be required to write a written dissertation on their research and also present their work, findings and recommendations during an oral examination, thus demonstrating the ability to contribute to knowledge in their chosen area.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
The students will be able to:

- Identify a research problem which they wish to explore;
- Demonstrate a critical understanding in their chosen area of study;
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of research methods .

2. Skills:
By the end of this study-unit, the student will be able to:

- Identify and select appropriate source material including data from primary sources;
- Analyse, reflect upon, critique and evaluate the information and data collected;
- Report and discuss the results of their research in a clear, structured and concise form;
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of their research;
- Outline practical recommendations based on their findings and research methods used.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES **Resit Availability: Students who fail to obtain an overall pass mark will be re-examined in the Dissertation. However, the resit availability for the Oral Examination is at the discretion of the Board of Examiners.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Dissertation

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Dissertation and Oral Examination (See Add. Notes) SEM3 ** 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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