At level 6 (degree level), the dissertation provides the opportunity to undertake an in-depth critical analysis and synthesis of material in a subject area pertinent to your named award. You may select to undertake either:
- an extended literature review, or,
- an evidence based proposal for change.
At level 7 (postgraduate level) the dissertation module allows you to demonstrate your ability to work independently to produce a small research-based project, on a negotiated topic, within your sphere of practice.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
Pre-course workshop delivery dates
Before starting a Dissertation module for your Continuing Professional Development (Health) course you must attend a planning workshop in the semester before you wish to start the module.
- Carlisle (Fusehill Street): 18 November 2015; 13:00 - 15:00 hours
- Lancaster: 19 November 2015; 13:00 - 15:00 hours
- Distance learning: 16 - 27 November 2015 (postgraduate only)
- Carlisle (Fusehill Street); 24 February 2016; 13:00 - 15:00 hours
- Lancaster: 25 February 2016; 13:00 - 15:00 hours
- Distance learning: 15 - 26 February 2016 (postgraduate only)
- Carlisle (Fusehill Street); 08 June 2016; 13:00 - 15:00
- Lancaster: 09 June 2016; 13:00 - 15:00 hours
- Distance learning: 14 - 25 June 2016 (postgraduate only)
For the Medical Imaging Dissertation, HMSA7004, please contact your Academic Tutor for advice regarding dissertation planning and support.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
- To complete your degree or top-up degree, you must have completed 80 credits at level 6 and attended a dissertation planning workshop prior to starting your dissertation.
- To complete your MA/MSc you must have completed 120 credits at level 7; your taught modules must have included a Research Methods module. You must attend a dissertation planning workshop prior to starting your dissertation.
- For students on the MSc Practice Development, the HLLG7040 Dissertation module is only available for those students who, through prior completion of a PGDip or equivalent, have APL'd 120 Level 7 credits into the award and have not, within that prior study, studied an equivalent of the core modules for this programme (Research Methods, Evidence Based Practice, or Leadership modules). Such students will be required to study the required core module(s) plus the 40 credit dissertation module HLLG7040.
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