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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Aims

  • To develop students' intellectual abilities using theoretical perspectives and drawing on current experience and previous experiential learning
  • To expose students to critical analysis of key issues of the topic through reference to the research literature and experience as a researcher
  • To develop students' knowledge and understanding of research methods and principles
  • To develop research skills to enable students to utilise research findings in their academic and professional work, and to have the skills to support their study at Master's dissertation level

Learning outcomes

  • Considerable in-depth skills in terms of education and life-long learning; research; critical thinking and reasoning; and analysis and synthesis of information
  • A clear understanding of the different methods and approaches to data collection depending on the research questions, and their relative values to a research enquiry
  • In-depth and extensive analysis and synthesis of new and past evidence on the topic, as demonstrated and applied to their area of research
  • Skills and expertise in academic writing, scholarship and authorship, including skills of referencing and the production of bibliographies
  • Literature searching skills, together with discrimination skills in relation to the appropriateness and relevance of available evidence to support academic reasoning
  • Skills and knowledge in the analysis and interpretation of data from a specific enquiry
  • Confidence in applying dissemination skills to small groups of peers, of ideas and arguments in areas of new knowledge
  • The knowledge and skills to design, plan, conduct, and complete a significant piece of research

Key Facts

Contact:

Gaynor Mercer / Dee Parker

Tel: 024 76150453

024 76574799

Leaders:
Dr Gurpreet Chouhan

Assessment:
15,000-20,000 written piece of work

Core/Optional:
Optional

CATS: 60

Code: MD954

Further information for current dentistry students is available via the VLE

How to apply

Fees