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C84REP Masters Research project
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 60

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc Masters in Mental Health Research, PGDip in Mental Health Research

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Full Year Assessed by end of Designated Period 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  In this module the student will: • research • plan • design • gather data • analyse and • write up the findings of a novel qualitative, quantitative or neuroimaging study conducted independently by the student with supervision from members of Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology staff.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
The student will attend a maximum of 10 formally documented supervision sessions of sufficient duration (approx 1 hour) to enable issues to be addressed around: • research topic and specific ideas • background reading, rationale and hypotheses • design and methods • data collection and synthesis • data analyses • interpretation and discussion of findings

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Dissertation 100 The 8,000-10,000 word thesis will comprise the following sections: abstract, introduction, method, results,discussion. Quantitative methods projects must be within 8000 words. Mixed methods and qualitative methods projects must be within 10,000 words. 

Convenor: 
Dr M Groom

Education Aims:  The aim of this module is to develop the students’ capacity to initiate, design, pursue and present high quality forward-looking research studies that inform theory and/or practice in mental health and applied psychology.

Learning Outcomes:  By the end of this module, students will have: Knowledge and Understanding • Acquired a working knowledge of models & approaches in mental health research • Acquired a working knowledge of research methods in mental health research b) Intellectual Skills • Developed an ability to critically appraise various research methodologies in the field of mental health • Developed an ability to independently contribute to forward-looking research studies that inform theory and/or practice in mental health • Developed an ability to critically appraise theoretical arguments and/ or applied research findings across a wide range of disciplines in the field of mental health c) Transferable (key) skills • Developed an ability to present own research findings in the field of mental health in written format • Developed an ability to present others’ research findings in the field of mental health in written format • Developed scientific thinking skills to enable the appraisal of research in the field of mental health • Developed scientific thinking skills to enable the formulation of research in the field of mental health • Developed the time management skills needed to meet multiple objectives within limited time periods d) Professional Skills • Developed an ability to critically appraise theory, methods and results of research from a wide range of disciplines in the field of mental health • Acquired a working knowledge of ethics and research governance structures and processes relevant to the field of mental health

Offering School:  Medicine


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