Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of both the process and skills required to undertake a supervised project. They will be required to identify relevant information on a topic and critically review the research of others. A range of approaches should be used to assess the impact this information will have on either the planning of services or improving health. The dissertation should demonstrate at least 2 of the four competencies which students must demonstrate in professional examinations. These are: Critically appraising and interpreting published literature, using epidemiological approaches to describe health status, obtaining and using relevant information in health service planning and, fourth, assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of health services.

Staff Contact: BAKER SARAH R
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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