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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50078: Dissertation

Click here for further information Credits: 24
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Click here for further information Assessment: DS 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate an ability to collect relevant data on a chosen subject as part of a systematic review and critically analyse the data in relation to the published evidence. Demonstrate an ability to discuss the results and conclusions with regard to the original hypothesis. Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and appraisal of the data presented. After completing this unit the student should have:
* Identified, reviewed and critically appraised a subject related to sports and exercise medicine.

The student will carry out a substantial research project of their own design, in sport and exercise medicine, under the joint supervision normally of a practitioner in SEM and an academic supervisor. Required content includes:
* Summary showing clearly stated objectives, appropriate methods, results and conclusions
* Introduction containing aim and background
* Literature Review
* Methodology
* Results - overall description of major and relevant findings
* Discussion - in the context of the aim, summarise major findings, discuss possible problems with the results, compare the results with previously published work, discuss the implications of the findings, suggest future work
* Conclusions - these will be related to the aim and justified by discussions
* References and bibliography.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50078 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • THHL-ADM10 : MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine (Distance Learning)

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