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NU8007 Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of this module the student should be able to:


Plan, design and conduct a research study/systematic review that has relevance for their area of practice.


Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of their chosen research study/systematic review.


Demonstrate coherence in their chosen research study/systematic review approach


Justify all decisions/choices made at every stage of the research study/systematic review.


Present, discuss and evaluate their study findings within the context of their practice discipline and the existing literature.


Outline an appropriate plan for dissemination of the findings from their research study/systematic review.

Module Learning Aims & Rationale

Masters’ graduates require a thorough grounding in research study/systematic review methods in order to plan, undertake and evaluate a research study/systematic review and promote the provision of contribute to evidence-based health care.  This module is designed to build on students’ knowledge and prior learning gained during the first year of the MSc programme while undertaking the module ‘Enquiry Methods for Health Care’. The aim of the module is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for undertaking a research study/systematic review.