Aims & Learning Objectives:
To provide students with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project by putting into practice some of the methods, theories and skills that they have learned.
On completion of the Unit students should be able to survey the literature related to a broadly specified area of informatics and present an orderly written survey that places an individual project undertaking in a healthcare context. They should be able to identify the tasks to be completed, plan a scheme of work, and complete the project to the standard expected of a professional in a healthcare function. They should be able to identify the appropriate research methodology, collect data and information as appropriate and critically evaluate this against their research question. They should be able to demonstrate the successful completion of these tasks in a well structured and coherently written dissertation.
The student will carry out a substantial research project of their own design, in healthcare informatics, under the joint supervision of a practitioner in healthcare informatics and an academic supervisor.