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PA50277: Masters research project and dissertation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 30
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, DS 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • MSc Workplace Project Report (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • MSc Dissertation (DS 70% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take PA50270
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a supporting framework to enable students to conduct a piece of practice-orientated independent research and to present their findings as both a dissertation and a work-orientated report to enhance service or practice development.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit participants will be able to:
1. Design a piece of independent study (intellectual skill; facilitated and assessed)
2. Follow the process for obtaining ethical approval for research work (professional, practical, key and intellectual skill; facilitated and assessed)
3. Critically evaluate the literature associated with a given research topic (professional, key and intellectual skill; facilitated and assessed)
4. Collect data using appropriate tools and methodologies (professional, practical, key and intellectual skill; facilitated and assessed)
5. Critically analyse data and draw appropriate conclusions / recommendations from these data (professional, practical, key and intellectual skill; facilitated and assessed)
6. Present information in an appropriate format (professional, practical, key and intellectual skill; facilitated and assessed).

See classification of learning outcomes above.

The participant will undertake a piece of work which will entail the following stages:
* Project Design
* Ethics and governance approval
* Literature review
* Design and piloting
* Data Collection
* Data Analysis
* Preparation of Conclusions
* Presentation of completed dissertation and report for employer and/or profession.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50277 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • TSPA-ADM16 : MSc Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.