Postgraduate Course: Global eHealth Dissertation (GLHE11041)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A supervised research project is undertaken by all students in the final year of their studies. Students will be expected to design, organise, conduct and analyse a piece of novel research addressing an issue of importance in their workplace or national context, or identified through a literature review. All students enrolled in the dissertation module will be provided with a project handbook containing guidance on how to identify research questions, select appropriate methods, undertake a literature review, obtain ethics approval, organise and manage the data collection phase and prepare the structured final report.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %,
Practical Exam 0 %
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course it is intended that students will be able to:
- Specify a topic suitable for a Master¿s dissertation and justify its importance and relevance.
-Justify the feasibility of completing the chosen project within the allocated timescale.
- Research, collect, analyse and critically reflect upon relevant up-to-date academic literature, research reports and other scholarly evidence with specific reference to the topic and research method/s chosen
- Critically examine the contribution and limitations of the study undertaken for the dissertation
- Show that the study complies with relevant ethical and governance guidelines
- Debate and discuss the study with others, particularly the dissertation supervisor/s
- Present work that engages appropriately with academic conventions regarding style, tone, structuring and referencing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Delivered via online distance learning
|Keywords||Research project,dissertation, thesis.
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Cunningham-Burley
Tel: (0131 6)51 1943
|Course secretary||Ms Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
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