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Dissertation, NU3593 Short Course

Dissertation, NU3593 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Mixed Mode

Course Length:

1 year

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

September 2016. Online chatroom session: Thursdays: Sept 29; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 15; Jan 19. From 5pm-6pm., Classroom - Thursdays: Sept 29; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 15; Jan 19. From 9am-11am.,

Entry Requirements:
Students must complete their degree in the academic year they undertake this module.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This is one of the compulsory modules, undertaken in the final year of study by students on several degrees including the BSc (Hons) Child Health and BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies.

This module draws together academic skills developed by the student in their final year of undergraduate study. It enables the student to demonstrate their ability to work independently and critically review literature on a topic of their own choice, in an area of special interest to them and relevant to their degree.

Students work with the support of a series of workshop sessions available either on campus or by elearning, and with the support of a personal dissertation supervisor. These will support the student to continue to develop their academic skills to produce a substantial piece of academic work, addressing a complex area of knowledge. Students will clarify their objectives for undertaking a literature review that evaluates the evidence and makes relevant recommendations for future research, and or clinical practice, and or professional development in their chosen area.

The module promotes independent study and learning. The student will identify the focus of their literature review and will be supported to develop their work by the use of elearning materials, workshop sessions and module supervision. The workshop sessions will encourage students to discuss how they will be identifying sources of evidence using a structured literature search, the need for critical reading, appraisal, evaluation and analysis to review the evidence, plus writing and presentation skills required to develop a structured argument in a literature review. The student with the help of their supervisor will identify and refine the focus of the review and discuss the evidence related to the chosen topic.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Depending on the student's degree and study route, the workshops are available on the Preston Campus and via elearning. A range of learning materials and a recommended reading list are available on the module Blackboard site.

A 6-7,000 word Literature Review on a topic relevant to the student's degree and negotiated with the Module Leader and Dissertation Supervisor in September. the assignment in submitted towards the end of Semester 2.

Academic Expertise

Students choose a topic to review of relevance to their personal interest, professional practice and or degree.

Learning outcome & aims

This module draws together academic skills developed by the student in their final year of undergraduate study. It enables the student to demonstrate their ability to work independently and critically review literature on a topic of their own choice, in an area of special interest to them and relevant to their degree.

The student will produce a substantial piece of academic work, addressing a complex area of knowledge. They will clarify their objectives for undertaking a literature review that evaluates the evidence and makes relevant recommendations for future research, and or clinical practice, and or professional development in the chosen area.

Within their literature review a successful student will be demonstrating their ability to plan, develop and carry out a substantial piece of work related to the focus of their degree. This is achieved by identifying, selecting and critiquing appropriate literature and data. The evidence identified will be critically analysed, evaluated and presented as a structured, logical argument that shows understanding of the concepts and the ability to make sound judgements. The succinctly summarised and presented evidence must support the conclusions drawn and identify recommendations for future research and or clinical practice and or professional development.

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Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE

Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk  

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, lkbroadley@uclan.ac.uk

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk