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HL60087: Thesis for professional doctorate

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 198      [equivalent to 396 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 3,960
Further information on unit levels Level: Doctoral (FHEQ level 8)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: DS 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • FH60087A - Dissertation (DS 100% - Qualifying Mark: 0)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To develop and complete an independent piece of work from initial design through to data collection, analysis, discussion and critical evaluation and ultimately, through publication.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Design and obtain the necessary ethical approvals to conduct a piece of independent and novel research (professional practical skill)
2. Create and interpret new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of their practice and merit publication (intellectual skill)
3. Conceptualise design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge applications or understanding at the forefront of their practice and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems (intellectual skill, professional practical skill)
4. Exercise personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations in professional or equivalent environments (intellectual skill, professional practical skill)
5. Present their findings in a concise and cogent thesis and defend their argument in a viva voce examination (transferable skill).

See above.

Negotiated with supervisory team and skills for the competent researcher:
* Exploitation of research and IPR
* Research management.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL60087 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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