Aims/Description: The dissertation module builds on the skills and knowledge that students have developed during the first and second years of the Health and Human Sciences programme. Specifically, the dissertation follows on from the first year 'Information Skills and Digital Literacy' module and the second year 'Research Methods' module and enables students to utilise and extend the academic skills they have developed. The module is largely student-led with signposting to key resources, a small number of review sessions on key aspects and the support of an academic supervisor. Students will select a topic area of their choice, relevant to health and wellbeing, and formulate a research question which they will explore through the academic literature.

Staff Contact: THOMPSON JILL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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